Hatching Season

The past few weeks have been very good for ova hatching. Here are a few updates on recent hatches:

Periphetes graniferum

No more of this species has hatched as of yet, however I am very happy to report that the nymph has successfully started feeding on bramble leaf, which I believe has been helped by my mixing of apple and bramble to encourage the nymph to start eating; the effectiveness of this method will hopefully be further proved when more Periphetes graniferum and Lopaphus sp “Cuc Phuong” hatch.

This nymph has also successfully moulted and is now in the 2nd instar.

Here is a picture below:

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Lopaphus sp “Cuc Phuong”

I am very happy to report that the second generation of this species has now hatched for me. Around 20 have hatched thus far and all are being trained to feed on bramble through being fed a mixture of apple and bramble leaf blended together; progress on how many begin feeding on bramble leaf afterwards and the success of this method will be commented on in later posts.

Here are a few pictures of the nymphs:

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Orthomeria kangi “Benguet”

I received ova of this species a while back and I am now very happy to report that around 15 or so have hatched thus far and a couple have now reached the second instar. No individuals have had problems with feeding and will happily consume firethorn and nettle.

Here are a few pictures of this species:

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