Feeding/Housing L1 P. biguttatus?

MaelRadec

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I recently got my first hatchling P. biguttatus and I was wondering what would be best to feed it? I'm assuming fruit flies or pinhead crickets but I just wanted some input. Also how long after hatching do they typically start eating? Also, I know nymphs tend to be more cannibalistic than adults so should I house them together or keep them separate til adulthood?
 

Hisserdude

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I don't think fruit flies would work, try feeding them small crickets that have had their heads smashed, nymphs will feed on prey that's even a little bigger than themselves if it's easy to take down.
 

Introvertebrate

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I recently got my first hatchling P. biguttatus and I was wondering what would be best to feed it? I'm assuming fruit flies or pinhead crickets but I just wanted some input.
Yes, those feeders are good choices. I would supply them immediately.
Also, I know nymphs tend to be more cannibalistic than adults so should I house them together or keep them separate til adulthood?
Once again, you are correct. Separate the nymphs ASAP.
 

MaelRadec

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Yes, those feeders are good choices. I would supply them immediately.
Once again, you are correct. Separate the nymphs ASAP.
Ok, I will make sure to keep them separate. Is moist paper towel an ok substrate or should I use eco earth?
 
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