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Keeping Zelus sp. Assassins?


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Anyone else there ever kept the Zelus. sp assassin bugs? I have a female Z. luridus who has laid 2 egg clusters (one of which hatched!) and I was wondering if I should give the nymphs one big food item (like a mealworm pupae or roach) to feed on or multiple smaller ones (fruit flies etc.)

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If the nymphs will attack large prey, I think you should give them that. It's more economical. I've kept larger nymphs and adults, but never hatchlings. The nymphs might team up on one large prey item, too.

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I've never been bitten either! Maybe the fall startled it enough to bite the first thing it saw. Surprising (for me) that they'd eat crushed pupae.

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