Zephyr Posted November 4, 2010 Share Posted November 4, 2010 About 3 months ago I started having adult die offs in my A. tesselata colony. I added more hiding places in the enclosures to compensate for the space that was slowly dwindling. Eventually I started finding dead nymphs and tons of them all crinkly and bumpy. I burned off about 3/5's of the colony and kept the hardiest ones that remained. For a molt or two after the culling the nymphs still looked crinkly. Now, about 1.5 months after it, I'm having nymphs molt out hypopigmented like these ones: Perfectly healthy, but hypopigmented. Here's a comparison between a recovered one and one that's been normal all along: The coloration is very neat but not worth the trouble I had with phorid flies and die offs. It's not dietary; I haven't made any radical changes in their food, and if I did, they'd all be displaying these traits, at least to some degree. Very intriguing, isn't it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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