- Sep 16, 2015
This one is from @Austin S. who is the first one to have these available in the states in a while. I feed her pinhead crickets, prekilled parts of prey, etc.I am beyond jealous at this point...so tiny! What do you feed them? I talked to a guy at repticon who also had these and he said that he fed his fruit flies
WC or CB? Both are very easy and if you have CB you will lots of offspring in 1 1/2-2 years. Not all medius are WC, I have different populations in breeding since MANY years, the Gambia population for example at least since 15years. There is no need for WC animals anymore. They are soo easy.Can anyone give me some care tips on Phrynus marginemaculatus and Damon medius? Please and thank you.
Without @aphono to alert me I would be lost, ha ha.Didn't realize Stygophrynus was synonymized with Catageus. You learn something new every day
This is really good to know. I also originally heard that Catageus were from caves, so as @schmiggle said I wonder if that may be the reason they like cool, moist environments.They are generally not that easy, but also not complicated. My following experience is m mainly based on C. orientalis, as I keep them since many generations over 8 years or so now. All the rest I do just have for 1-2 years in breeding and here I am with the first CB generation or less.
They love humidity and do better when the temperature is cooler, no clue why, but it seems so. The offspring are very sensitive and WC animals do harly moult. E.g C. longispina WC does only molted 3 indivuals out of 20 or so, but several WC females produced an eggsac, CB are easier and do well. C. cavernicolus is doing better, but I do only have a handfull of specimens here, need to mate them soon and see how it goes. Further, WC animals are very often in incredble bad conditions, they are too sensitive for long and loveless transportation from the catchter to Europa. Collected them by yourself and taking care is much better and works quite well (true for nearly all species). WC animals often suffer different issues and are hard for the beginnern. As usual, CB do much better and are suitable for interested but unexperienced people. Generally, I do not know if I can establish a stable colony and produce hundreds of offspring a year, such as doing with many other species. We will see.
Haha, yes Miranda et al. 2018 while describing the new genus Weygoldtia they syn. Stygophrynus with Catageus, as the type species was identified as a member of the other genus.