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Dubia with edema in the wing

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Tarzanus, Feb 11, 2019 at 4:56 AM.

  1. Tarzanus

    Tarzanus Arachnopeon Active Member

    Did any of you notice a roach with some kind of edema - trapped fluid bubble inside the roach wing. It seemed orange like an orange juice. I have euthanized that roach, so I can't post a photo.

    Otherwise, the male dubia seemed OK.
  2. Ian Brush

    Ian Brush Arachnopeon Active Member

    I have had something similar happen to a male lateralis roach's wing and it didn't effect him or any of the others. He mated, died later, and was fed to ants. No one was effected so I would assume that there is nothing wrong. That was over 3 months ago. The edema was not too large but you could tell there was some swelling. I assume he has just had a bad final molt but I am sure it was something similar to what you are experiencing.
  3. Salmonsaladsandwich

    Salmonsaladsandwich Arachnobaron Active Member

    One time i had a praying mantis (green form chinese mantis) emerge like that. Her wings were filled with a shitton of flourescent green haemolymph, and she died after it ruptured and drained.
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