Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Camel Cricket Adults & Beetle Updates!

Some of my Ceuthophilus chiricahuae have started to mature, and they look pretty neat. 😀 It seems this species gets just a tad bigger than C.agassizii, and is certainly a lot leggier. 

Here are some pictures of a mature pair:



Hopefully these breed well for me, happy to finally have a third species of camel cricket in my collection. 😁 As much as I love the genus Ceuthophilus, I would REALLY love it if I could get my hands on another US native genus, especially one of the sand treaders... But, I shall stay content with my Ceuthophilus for now. 😅

Next up, a small update, but the other week I reared up a female Eleodes hispilabris "South Texas Race" adult with a nice red stripe going down the middle of her elytra, and felt compelled to take some pictures. Pictures that I will now share here. 😂

Very nice form of this species, glad they've been breeding well for me. 😊

Also, just thought I'd mention that I've gotten larvae from my Eleodes extricata and Eleodes subnitens now! 😁

Lastly, my Trogoderma sp. "Boise, ID" have been breeding incredibly well, and I now have starter colonies available for sale. 😄 I can see the larvae potentially being used as feeders, and honestly these may make decent cleaners in dry roach bins, they pretty much only eat dead, dried invertebrates, they'll eat dog food too but at a MUCH slower rate.

Anyways, I got pictures of the adults before, but not the larvae, here's some grubs digging into some dead invertebrates:

Kinda cute, in a creepy way, right? 😄 Glad these are doing well for me, hopefully they'll be identified to species eventually. 🤞

Anyways, that's gonna do it for this update post, thanks for reading, hope everyone enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉

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