Gromphadorhini Posted December 1, 2022 Share Posted December 1, 2022 Because I was away for a long time, many of my laboratory cultures fell into disrepair and now I have to resurrect them. Everyone suffered. In about two months, there are already positive results. Elliptorhina chopardi About 90% of the population has disappeared, but now, active restoration has begun, a lot of nymphs have already appeared, they are growing rapidly and the birth of new ones continues. There is no anxiety. Elliptorhina javanica In this population, almost all nymphs died out, with the exception of the oldest ages. Imago about 30 individuals. Adult nymphs continue to emerge into adults. There is no brood yet, but the population is not deficient in both males and females. Fig. 1. Elliptorhina javanica, adult female. Elliptorhina laevigata The situation was the same as in the previous species, but now there are already many nymphs of all vorastas and they continue to be born. The population is large and strong. There is no cause for concern. Fig. 2. Elliptorhina laevigata, adult female. Elliptorhina coquereliana Unfortunately, all individuals died, leaving no offspring. But three weeks ago I again received 14 juvenile nymphs, of which several will soon become adults. The view is difficult, but I am sure that I will succeed, the arrived individuals are enough for a good start. Nymphs grow very quickly (of course, in the laboratory it is 35°C) and feed actively. Elliptorhina davidi Initially, there was a mass death, including adults and nymphs of all ages. But gradually the situation stabilized and the case was at first single, and then completely stopped. Now there are at least 10 adult females in the population, about the same number of males and more than a dozen nymphs of different ages. All adults actively mate, and one of the females was recently seen with an ootheca. For this species, as always, there is a very strong concern, but I hope for success, the culture lasted for me for a relatively long time, although there were unpleasant moments. In general, we are waiting for the females to start giving birth to babies. Fig's. 3—5. Elliptorhina davidi Gromphadorhina spp. G. portentosa ('normal' and 'black') perform best. Their environment is stable, and the populations are relatively numerous. Recently, after a long break, very strong brood appeared in the population of G. oblongonota, all nymphs are very large and have already begun to molt at the second age. The situation is worst in the population of G. cf. grandidieri ("Gromphadorhina sp."), but recently, one of the females has been seen with ootheca. The culture is a big concern, but everything should work out, since I have already successfully bred them. Fig. 6. G. portentosa, adult male. Fig. 7. G. cf. grandidieri, adult male. Princisia In the population of P. vanwaerebeki 'Big', everything is not bad, the process of reproduction is actively going on, more and more new nymphs are born. P. vanwaerebeki 'Normal' has a strong population but relatively few adult females. There are no new babies yet, but I'm sure they will appear soon. The population of P. vanwaerebeki 'Black&White' also has enough individuals, in addition, more and more new babies are born. Aeluropoda insignis The population was in an oppressed state, all the nymphs disappeared, with the exception of the oldest ones. Now, active reproduction has begun and there are already a lot of junior and medium nymphs. In general, there is nothing to worry about. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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