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Pystalla horrida

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Forgot to start a thread here about these beauties, oh well, better late than never! :)

Here are some pictures of the L1 nymphs when I first got them:

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L1s and an L2:

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And now they are all L2:

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I'm glad these guys are doing well for you and there are more in the hobby in general my pair is breeding just as well as my white spots so I think these should be more available in a year or two. :)

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Thanks, two have molted to L3 now, need to get some pictures! :D

These are becoming pretty popular, I'm sure they'll be very common in the hobby soon, already prices are dropping quite a bit.

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Well all six nymphs are still doing well, one of them is a subadult now, and the other 5 should molt soon too! :D

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After a very lengthy premolt period, I finally have some adults! :D

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WOOHOO! I got eggs! :D:D 21 so far, but with four females, I'm sure MANY more are to follow! 

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Well, my P.horrida eggs have been hatching like crazy, I've got so many nymphs now, which are feeding eagerly on small Pycnoscelus nigra nymphs, (of which I have a seemingly endless supply). Here are some pictures of them! :)

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3 hours ago, Salmonsaladsandwich said:

Nice! They sure are leggy.

Around how many have hatched?

Yes they are quite spindly, they remind me of some spiders! :)

Around 50+ have hatched, and they just keep coming! 

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1 hour ago, Hisserdude said:

Yes they are quite spindly, they remind me of some spiders! :)

Around 50+ have hatched, and they just keep coming! 

Wow, considering that you only have a few females that's a really good hatch rate. No matter how much my population of adult Platymeris grows I always have an abysmally slow trickle of nymphs hatching. 

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2 hours ago, Salmonsaladsandwich said:

Wow, considering that you only have a few females that's a really good hatch rate. No matter how much my population of adult Platymeris grows I always have an abysmally slow trickle of nymphs hatching. 

Yeah I've only got four females, but man do they lay a ton of eggs! I've also been keeping the eggs pretty warm, which seems to really speed up their development. :)

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Please, please make these available for purchase if you have extras! They're so seldom offered!

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23 hours ago, Psydeus565 said:

Please, please make these available for purchase if you have extras! They're so seldom offered!

Sorry, really not planning on selling any for a while, my Pycnoscelus nigra colony needs a lot of culling, so I'm trying to build up a huge army of these things LOL! If I ever do sell any, I'll let you know! ;)

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1 hour ago, Hisserdude said:

Sorry, really not planning on selling any for a while, my Pycnoscelus nigra colony needs a lot of culling, so I'm trying to build up a huge army of these things LOL! If I ever do sell any, I'll let you know! ;)

No worries, just hoping that they spread through the hobby some more!

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44 minutes ago, Psydeus565 said:

No worries, just hoping that they spread through the hobby some more!

I hope so too, luckily I think a lot of people have been successful in breeding them last year, so this year you should see more available! :)

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