10 Month Old Ivories

mickiem

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IMG_4098.JPG Just thought they were cute enough to take a pic! They are always out and exploring their world. One of my favorites and these were my first to breed.
 

mickiem

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Such cuties! Are they separated from the adults?
Yes. When they were about 3 months old I had a die off and I thought they may be overcrowded. I had over 1,000 babies with about 14 females. I decided to rehouse them and give them fresh substrate. They have done fine since they got their own enclosure. And the parents started over. :rolleyes:
 

Jp1776

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A 1000 babies! Someone must have been busy :)

Do you sell or just have a massive colony?
 

mickiem

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A 1000 babies! Someone must have been busy :)

Do you sell or just have a massive colony?
Both! I will eventually have to sell some. The ivories aren't really big enough. Trying to decide how many to keep, etc. I have lots of other types; most with babies. I enjoy watching them for now. :wideyed:
 

Nick H

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Is it recommended to separate pedelings from adults? This is the first I've heard of this.
 

mickiem

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Is it recommended to separate pedelings from adults? This is the first I've heard of this.
No, I don't think so. I was very unclear as to the cause if the die off. I'm still not sure but I suspect there was a lack of edible substrate. I separated them so I could keep the babies in a more shallow enclosure and keep an eye on them. I add substrate as they grow to give depth for tunneling and for food. I've always kept the pedelings right in with the parents and haven't had problems. This was just a freak thing. No one should have that many children. :D
 

Marika

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And I thought that I had lots of pedelings :D This species is one of my favorites too, they are so active and cute.
 

Cazador

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If you ever start selling, I'm buying! Becuase despite living in Florida I've never been able to find these guys. :mad:
 
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