Laura519 Posted March 5, 2012 Share Posted March 5, 2012 I have two sets of Blatta lateralis nymphs that reproduced through parthenogenesis. One is now down to three individuals, though they all seem healthy and are on their second (I think) instar. The other set (set meaning all from the same ootheca) has six medium-size nymphs and one... that is still tiny and yellow-white, like a second-molt offspring. When this latter set was first molting, I noticed that they were all kind of off balance with each other but now they seem to have settled out and are all around the same molt with the exception of this one. I know parthenogenesis offspring can be very weak at first, but do you think this offspring will hold out? She was born on November 3rd and is still going strong. Is there anything I can do that may help these to molt? Can I feed them white button mushrooms, for example? (Their cell walls have chitin which is also in the exoskeleton of roaches, right?) More water? I have tried to increase their humidity with few results, but I may just need more patience. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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