Hello all! Just a short post for today, but I have been sitting on, as the title says, quite a lot of photos (as well as a few updates), including some of a few new additions, so let’s bring them out of storage!
Damon medius. One of two 4th instar juveniles I received from my amblypygid enthusiast/breeder friend. These were captively bred from wild caught specimens, not born of an already-inseminated wild caught female (that’s a mouthful).
To show the scale of the specimen. This specimen and its sibling are only two instars off the mothers back, but already they are larger than all US-native species! Except of course for maybe the mythical Acanthophrynus coronatus…
To give one an idea of finding Apomastus, find this, which is less than 1/3 of an inch (0.84 cm) across…
Pause for a short update on my diplopods:
My millipede collection has been in a state of flux, with the disheartening loss of three Spirostreptidae sp. “1”. However, I did acquire four large immature Apeuthes sp. specimens and four Trigoniulus macropygus, which are currently too small to photograph properly, as well as three Bollmaniulus sp., a small native julid with a very interesting grey-green pattern. I also discovered my Anadenobolus monilicornis have kept right on trucking despite multiple rehousings in the past few months, and I estimate I now have over a hundred specimens of various. My remaining Narceus gordanus seem to be doing relatively well, as does my Spirostreptidae sp. “8”; if only I could find a mature male for her!
Lastly, the mystery millipede I mentioned a post or so back has grown considerably in size, to close to 2.5″. With every molt it looks more like Tylobolus claremontus; how that could be, I have no idea.
Abrupt ending alert.
And that will bring to the end of this photo journey, at least for now. As always I seem to have a backlog of information to post about, so that by the time I get around to posting about Apomastus kristenae for example I need to update y’all on Eublaberus s…hah! You won’t weasel that update out of me early!
Anyway, I’ll catch y’all later!