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B. lateralis savage cannabalism


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I was getting ready for work this morning and walked out into my laundry/bug room. My B. lat colony in on the top shelf and I noticed a freshly molted B. lat getting torn limb from limb by three other adults. It was pretty ferocious. I have witnessed canabalism in my N. cinerea colony but those are the only two of about 20. I quickly misted them and fed them. It was pretty cool.

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This happens with mine if they get too dry, they seem to like moisture more than most people tend to think. My colony was stagnant until I closed off 85% of the screened lid, more moisture gave me a population explosion and stopped most of the cannibalism. I still see it if I damage one during cleaning or feeding though.

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