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This persists for the whole instar; it's not just a fresh molt look. It happened to a largish B. giganteus nymph earlier this year, and I just found a smallish B. craniifer nymph with it. This nymph definitely looked normal before the molt, so I'm guessing it just lasts one instar (even if they can molt in this condition). Has anyone else seen this? Any ideas on the cause?

B. giganteus

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B. craniifer

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No idea but would you be willing to sell a male to me I'd live to have one as a pet! I have another craniifer so prefer that if possible. I live in New York US

I could raise it and send photos of progress

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I'm gonna be watching this thread. Keith, which species did you get?

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This persists for the whole instar; it's not just a fresh molt look. It happened to a largish B. giganteus nymph earlier this year, and I just found a smallish B. craniifer nymph with it. This nymph definitely looked normal before the molt, so I'm guessing it just lasts one instar (even if they can molt in this condition). Has anyone else seen this? Any ideas on the cause?

B. giganteus

blab-1sm_zps8ae93fdb.jpg

B. craniifer

crannymphsm.jpg

I'm pretty sure this is the same one, although this nymph appears female and strange white coloring. If it's not then I did see him and he is normal coloring already and healthy.

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This persists for the whole instar; it's not just a fresh molt look. It happened to a largish B. giganteus nymph earlier this year, and I just found a smallish B. craniifer nymph with it. This nymph definitely looked normal before the molt, so I'm guessing it just lasts one instar (even if they can molt in this condition). Has anyone else seen this? Any ideas on the cause?

B. craniifer

crannymphsm.jpg

I found him! He's doing very well! post-117-0-62418400-1363240520_thumb.jpg

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He is an adult! I named him Batman. Here is before and after!

Nymph

B. craniifer

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Adult

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Normal handsome craniifer... Huh.

That yellowed female looked like she got injured, though.

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Normal handsome craniifer... Huh.

That yellowed female looked like she got injured, though.

Yeah pretty cool how something looking not normal ends up turning to your ordinary black wing craniifer!

Yeah that female did have an injury but eventually recovered also

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