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Drymaplaneta semivitta

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Glorious, only let her mate with the best male.

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11 hours ago, Tleilaxu said:

Glorious, only let her mate with the best male.

Well I only see one subadult male in the enclosure, so that's the one she'll be mating with lol! :P

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Adult male!! :D

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Note the enlarged, flattened areas on the hind legs that only males of this species have. 

Let the breeding commence! :)

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6 hours ago, Hisserdude said:

Let the breeding commence! :)

I'm sorry, I just couldn't take that statement seriously lol. Congrats mate!

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2 hours ago, Dubia4Life said:

I'm sorry, I just couldn't take that statement seriously lol. Congrats mate!

LOL! :lol: Thanks man, hopefully I'll end up with lots of ooths soon! :)

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I've got two pretty small ooths now, I'm not sure if they are fertile or not, hopefully more will follow, (preferably larger ones!).

Here are a couple pictures of one of the oothecae:

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WOOHOO!!!! Just found a completely normal sized ootheca in their enclosure today, things are looking up for my colony! :D However, I've tried so many different things to make them lay ooths, gave them a moist corner, added bark hides to the cage, increased ventilation, slightly increased overall humidity levels, added fruits to their diet, both actual pieces and baby food, etc., so I'm not sure what exactly got them to start laying! :blink: 

Also, there was one small, stunted nymph that was way behind the others in terms of growth, and a few days before my females started laying oothecae, it started growing again, really fast! It's only one or two molts away from adulthood now, so obviously something has changed in my husbandry that kick-started my nymph's growth and my female's oothecae production!

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Great news. What a beautiful species too. 

Congrats from Bill. :D

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4 hours ago, Bufo Bill said:

Great news. What a beautiful species too. 

Congrats from Bill. :D

Thanks! Yeah, they are quite the handsome species, I'll be so happy if I can get offspring!! :D

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Here's a picture of the normal looking ooth: :D

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So I gather from the look of these they adhere the ooth to a surface?

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2 minutes ago, Matttoadman said:

So I gather from the look of these they adhere the ooth to a surface?

Yup, same goes for most Blattids IMO. They also try to cover the ooths with debris to help camouflage them. :)

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Up to five big oothecae now, here is a female laying #6! :D

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I've had several oothecae hatch out lately, lots of little nymphs running around now! :D

Here are a few pictures of an ootheca hatching:

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First instar nymph a couple days after hatching:

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