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#1 charx53

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:15 AM

Woke up this morning to find this in the works! I am excited for this guy!

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#2 Ratmosphere

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:36 AM

Congrats man!



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

Nice, congrats!



#4 charx53

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Thank you!! How long does it take for him to harden all the way, not be so fragile, and be able to hold? A day or a few days?

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:26 AM

You do not want to handle them right after they eclose. Give them at least a week and a half to two weeks to mature and become active then proceed to handle them.

#6 charx53

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:25 AM

You do not want to handle them right after they eclose. Give them at least a week and a half to two weeks to mature and become active then proceed to handle them.



Great! Thank you!!

#7 Ratmosphere

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

Agreed.



#8 charx53

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:27 PM

Took this photo this morning. Looks like he is going to emerge over night or in a day or so!! Super stoked.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:05 PM

This is the second male, correct?



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:33 PM

Yup, it is!

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:12 PM

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And I just came home to this!!

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:14 PM

And actually, a quick question.. I still have the other one in the pupal chamber I made, but he seems like he wants to get out. I don't want to hurt him as he's still fragile.. should I keep him in there then? Or move him into an enclosure?

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:00 PM

Soak some sphagnum moss in water and then ring it out. Put this in the enclosure. Then you could put the male in there. Experts say 1-2 weeks after hatching is safe but some others just put them in right after they hatch, which is odd.






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