Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Updates, Updates and More Updates!

Well, I told y'all I'd share pictures of my female Blaberus cf. chacoensis female pics eventually, and that's exactly what I'm gonna do now. 😄 I also got pictures of the last few abdominal segments of both her and the male, just so you can see how easy it is to tell the difference in adult Blaberus.



Female's ventral abdominal segments

Male's ventral abdominal segments

She's a beaut, isn't she? Looking pretty gravid too, so hopefully only a matter of time before I have offspring.

My Polyphaga plancyi female has laid an ooth finally! 😁 So the breeding has officially started! And what's more, my second male has matured, and the presub female is now a subadult. Not really any pics to show off here, just a positive update!

Well, one of my Goliathus goliatus has made a pupal cell! 😃 I'm quite excited, and I hope the rest of mine follow suite soon, really looking forward to seeing adults of these beasts! Again, no pics to share for this update, just wanted it to be known though.

Now for a couple of Euthlastoblatta spp. updates to wrap this post up.

Firstly, I've started getting hatchlings in my Euthlastoblatta sp. "Everglades" culture, woohoo!!! 😊  The hatchlings look exactly like those of E.diaphana, though they differ in coloration as they get older for sure. I'll be rehousing them to a larger enclosure soon, and look forward to having a big colony soon!

Now, in arguably more exciting news, I have several adults of both sexes of Euthlastoblatta abortiva now! Not only that, but they're already laying ooths! 😆 These may be my new favorite Pseudophyllodromid, the adults are GORGEOUS, and they aren't as tiny as a lot of the other Pseudophyllodromids in culture.

Here are some pictures, mostly of a female because she was the easiest to get photos of, male wouldn't sit still. 🙄



Isn't this species so pretty? The sexual dimorphism is pretty noticeable as well, which is always nice. Hopefully they continue to breed and lay ooths, looking forward to making these available in the nearish future!

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

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