Matt K Posted January 23, 2008 Share Posted January 23, 2008 I have kept Lucihormetica subsincta in a tub with a couple inches of substrate mixed up out of several ingredients, but mostly cocofiber and dead leaves with a bit of potting soil. I had read at some point that they do well in naturalistic set ups so I thought to give it a try. I used a glass tank that I put 8cm or so substrate deep (about 3 inches) with a couple live plants similar to natives in Costa Rica (commonly available in the US as houseplants). The substrate surface (mostly soil) is scattered with dead leaves, and a couple huge dead banyan tree leaves to hide under. So they seem more active in this arrangement and have dug several tunnels in the soil. So what did I see last night? One adult was backing down into a tunnel dragging a couple of dead leaves down the tunnel with it. Front legs clutched tight on the edge of the leaves (partial oak leaves) and tugging away until the leaves dissapeared into the tunnel. I have never seen this species pull a leaf underground before (though never gave them the opportunity either). Wish I had thought to get in on video.... Thought I would share.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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