Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bittersweet Macropanesthia News

Well, I've got rhino roach babies! Unfortunately though, a grand total of two... 🙃 My larger female gave birth to five nymphs, one stillborn, two unhealthy nymphs that did unfortunately pass away a couple days after being born, and two healthy nymphs that are perfectly fine. Not sure why this female gave birth to such a small brood, but after talking a bit to the expert on all things rhino roach, Orin McMonigle, it could be due to a lack of proper heat, or any number of random reasons, he's also occasionally gotten similarly small broods from his females. Hopefully my smaller female will have a larger brood, which admittedly would be pretty ironic. 😂 

Anyways, here are some pics of the nymphs:

They're very cute, and honestly I'm just glad to have gotten ANY babies, breeding this species has been a dream of mine for many years, and I can finally say I've accomplished this. Here's hoping my other female has a bigger brood soon, we shall see! 😄

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

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