- Jul 23, 2016
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.Such cuties! Are they separated from the adults?
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:A 1000 babies! Someone must have been busy
Do you sell or just have a massive colony?
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.Is it recommended to separate pedelings from adults? This is the first I've heard of this.