A lot of new additions!

Howdy y’all! Ready for another rip-roaring ride through my new additions and collection updates? Be sure to hold onto yer hats! Yeehaw!

5 2i-3i Pterinochilus murinus spiderlings. I bought these as 1st instars, and then they molted in a friend’s care while I was gone on vacation. These have been an absolute pain to get a photo of, as of course they are fast, making it difficult to take the lid off the cups they are in to get a clear shot. Hopefully I can get some photos of them soon.

1 3i Aphonopelma seemani. This is technically my brother’s, but I take care of it for him so…

2 2i Caribena versicolor spiderlings. Unfortunately one did not make it, but the other seems to be doing very well.

Yes, I know the substrate is a little too wet. There is plenty of ventilation on the sides and top, so it should dry out soon.

5 2i Aptostichus icengloi (teensy, but my first non-tarantula mygalomorphs! Yay!)…

I’m trying out different enclosures to see which is best for raising small slings.

1 juvenile Aphonopelma eutylenum (terrible lighting on this picture, I know)…

7 Mixed adults/sub-adults of Eublaberus posticus

These are much prettier and darker than the previous E. posticus I had, so I’m glad I was able to trade for these from a friend! The adults are much smaller than usual, just like my Ivory-Head Roaches (see below), so I hope extra heat and food will get them back to their usual size.

And a bunch of stuff about a saltwater aquarium that is pending…

Unfortunately my Scolopendra heros arizonensis pedeling that y’all didn’t even know I had died, likely from a lack of food. I’ve been super busy as of late, and wasn’t able to feed it enough.

All of my Blaberus giganteus matured, and so I put a heat pad on their enclosure to try and get them to breed; then one of them died and was subsequently cannibalized, and I’m not sure why. Anyway I took off the heat pad and started feeding them more (they seem to have a need for a rotting leaves as well, even as adults), so we’ll see how it goes with them.

Beautiful creatures to be sure.
Current enclosure, but there is more rotting leaves in there now (and the sprouting carrot has now been torn apart by my Eublaberus. sp. “Ivory” roaches).
Freshly molted specimen. Only one came out with slightly wrinkled wings.

The Eublaberus sp. “Ivory” are doing well. The adults are molting out much smaller then when I first got them (about half to a 1/3 of their usual size), despite the temperature’s staying roughly the same. I have added more food and moved them up on the rack, so hopefully they will start growing and molting out larger again.

Enjoying a piece of a fish food block that are made for when you go on vacation; terrible for fish, great for roaches!

I am on my last Therea petiveriana adult. All the rest have matured and died; it took me 15 of them to get 1 female! Anyway I know she laid at least one oothecae, so here’s to hoping she lays a few more and I can raise the next generation!

Last adult female with an ooth. Likely one of my favorite roach species. I only wish the adults lived longer.

And just for fun, a picture of an adult female Bothriocyrtum californicum a friend let me hold! These are a lot smaller than I thought they would be; this specimen had only about a 2″ leg span.

A note on handling: I do not recommend handling spiders in most cases due to the risk of bites/falls and stress to the spider, especially when the novice is doing it. In this case, the spider was already out and being handled by my friend, who is the local expert on all things trapdoor spider, and he offered to let me hold it. This species also has inconsequential venom and prefers to run (very slowly) rather than stand and fight. Considering these are almost never seen outside of their burrows, I accepted the offer. The blue bracelet on my arm is about a 1/2″ thick for reference.

Anyway, that’ll do it for now! Hopefully I’ll be getting in some very special inverts soon, but you’ll jes’ have to wait on that one, ya hear?

Many thanks,

Jessiah

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *