Jump to content

Latiblattella lucifrons


Recommended Posts

OOOOOOO, love the white along the abdominal and thoracic area.

Me too, makes it look just like a wider version of Cariblatta minima! :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought the same! That's why I call it giant minima. LOL

That's funny lol! :D So how big is this species when mature?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They are about the size of female Parcoblatta fulvescens (22 mm ish)

Wow, much bigger than I was expecting! Really hope these do well for you, would love to own some at some point! :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I tried taking some pics yesterday but could only get 2 crappy pic cause the nymphs started pouring out of the container. LOL

That's what happens with the L.rehni you gave me, as soon as the container is moved or jostled in the slightest, they all go to the top of the enclosure!! Makes it really hard to get pictures of them lol!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Aww how adorable!! :wub: Really hope these grow well for you, never heard of anyone breeding this particular species, though that's probably just due to lack of interest and their relative rarity.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks :) I believe Orin had this species before as he have posted pics of adults on this forum.

Yeah, but I don't know if he was able to breed them or not, his book mentioned them but did not have any info on husbandry, leading me to believe that he had little to no success in breeding them unfortunately. Then again I could be wrong. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've screwed up really bad this time :(

I started seeing black fungi in the container these were kept in, but didn't give much thought on it since I've seen these fungi in other roach colonies before. Soon, I started seeing nymphs with black antennae and legs so I decided to see what's going on. When I checked inside, about 3/4 of my nymphs were missing, and the remaining ones aren't looking good. Even the adult female had black antennae and legs, and seemed lethargic.

It appears that the black parts were the spores of this type of fungi and it gets on you easily so the spores got onto the roaches and stressed them out to death :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Crap man, sounds bad. :( Don't beat yourself up too bad about it though, wasn't your fault. At least the fungus itself does not seem to be entomophagus, so any new nymphs that hatch out of your female's oothecae and hopefully the remaining ones will be OK.

Hope your surviving individuals bounce back, keep us updated!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Crap man, sounds bad. :( Don't beat yourself up too bad about it though, wasn't your fault. At least the fungus itself does not seem to be entomophagus, so any new nymphs that hatch out of your female's oothecae and hopefully the remaining ones will be OK.

Hope your surviving individuals bounce back, keep us updated!

Thanks. There's one unhatched ooth left so I'm keeping my hopes up!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...