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Just got a sexed pair of nymphs from Kyle today! :)

Female nymph:

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Subadult male:

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Cool! These are on my wish list!

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Yep, they are a neat species, I can't wait until they mature! :)

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I love the fuzzy look

Yeah, lots of Corydiids are pretty hairy, even the more smooth looking ones have fine hairs all over them. :)

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My subadult male is on death's door for some reason, and it's not because of the entomophagus fungus. The only thing I can think of that could have killed him was lack of moisture in the cage, but I thought these guys liked it bone dry. Now I have a moist corner in the cage, and he went to it, but I fear it's too late. Today has been a pretty bad day for me. :(

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My subadult male is on death's door for some reason, and it's not because of the entomophagus fungus. The only thing I can think of that could have killed him was lack of moisture in the cage, but I thought these guys liked it bone dry. Now I have a moist corner in the cage, and he went to it, but I fear it's too late. Today has been a pretty bad day for me. :(

Sorry to hear :( I've noticed that these guys tolerate more moisture than any other Arenivaga species I've had, and I know a guy who collected some in a rat burrow where it was semi moist with moist grass for them to feed on (you could see the green grass in nymph's gut. lol) so they might require more moisture than typical desert Arenivagas.

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That's good to know, I'll be keeping a corner of the cage moist for now on. I'm gonna order some more from kyle, along with some other species. Hopefully they'll do better this go around!

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That's good to know, I'll be keeping a corner of the cage moist for now on. I'm gonna order some more from kyle, along with some other species. Hopefully they'll do better this go around!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :)

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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :)

Thanks, I appreciate it! :)

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Some pictures of my females and male:

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Neat species. They're so much lighter in color than the corydiids I'm used to seeing. Good luck with the breeding!

I know, they look like very young Polyphaga saussurei to me, though this is pretty much adult coloration. Thanks! :)

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Wow, I love the colors! They look permanently freshly molted. Hope you're successful in breeding.

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Wow, I love the colors! They look permanently freshly molted. Hope you're successful in breeding.

Yeah, they are pretty pallid colored. Thanks, I hope so too! :)

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Well my subadult male died... again. What the heck!?!?! :( This time they had plenty of moisture available, as well as bone dry substrate, and my females are doing good. It's like I can't keep the males of this species alive no matter what!

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Well, a year passed, and all my original individuals of this species died off, so I got new ones from Kyle. This time I've been successful in rearing males (and a female) to adulthood, which is great, hopefully they'll breed well for me! :D

Here are some pictures of an adut male:

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4 hours ago, dactylus said:

Good luck with these!  Nice photos.

Thanks, hopefully my female will start laying oothecae soon! :)

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Well I had a small mishap with this species, all of the adult and subadult males started succumbing to fungal infections and died prematurely, and my females were refusing to lay any ooths. Luckily I was able to increase the ventilation greatly before any of the females died succumbed to the fungus as well, and now they have started laying ooths too! :)

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