Forcep Posted February 18, 2014 Share Posted February 18, 2014 It is such a great time to see my first ?-mark adult pumping out! At first I've encountered serious mold problems which made me thought I'll never try dead-leaf feeders any more. All the leaves would become moldy in one or two days; and amazingly there were so little information about mold problems with dead leaves. The problem was solved by using bone dry substrate, but I feel sorry for the roaches. After a few months I noticed that there're some mites and spring tails developed in my B. giganteus colony, so I changed my ?-mark set up with those soils, then put leaves in. And guess what? No mold any more! And there're two tips I've got from that: 1, T. olegrandjeani can develop in bone dry substrate with a constant water source. However the nymphs love moisture; they all gather in the wet side now (I've made the other side dry). 2. Get some spring tails if you wanna start a leaf litter dwelling species. I think I've got my spring tails from rotten wood I've brought in. I must thank those little guys for giving me confidence in rearing leaf litter dwellers, can't wait for the spring to get more species! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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