Jump to content

Substrate for Schultesia


Bufo Bill
 Share

Recommended Posts

I finally seem to be breeding Schultesia lampyridiformes with some regularity. I had been having trouble trying to breed these for a year or more. I found some info on a German website where they said they needed a certain sized substrate granule, but I couldn't find out what it was.

Anyway, by trial and error I found out really fine grade wood chips worked but they weren't good to dig through, and if an area got spoiled it was difficult to remove.

I have found that granulated cork bark works perfectly; easy to clean and the roaches love to dig through it.

Just thought I'd recommend this substrate to anyone having similar troubles.

All the best from Bill. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, Kyle from Roachcrossing.com says this species requires a loose, chunky substrate for good reproduction, along with heat, fruits, and good ventilation. :) Glad you got yours breeding, hopefully they'll thrive for you!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I also just have gotten some of these. I am using orchid bark and a bit of long fiber sphagnum moss and other organic material. They seem to like it so far. Also cork bark is recommend as a hide, sence they also like to eat it. Also high ventalotion is required for these species. They are found in birds nests wich could explain there need for Losse substrate and high ventalation :) good luck.

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...