- Oct 7, 2015
Back in April I obtained a few Pasimachus sp. In may after their temperatures increased and I increased moisture I discovered one relatively large egg in with my female who had been exposed to males earlier in the spring. I had previously heard breeding these guys was impossible so I placed the egg in a moist vial with a 50/50 sand and eco earth mix but didn't expect it to hatch until 5 days later when I found the egg empty and a 1/4 inch black larvae in the vial. The larvae grew at an astounding rate over the summer eating tons of roaches and to my surprise thriving. On September 18th I noticed him in a chamber up against the side of the enclosure in a weird arched position and on the 26th he successfully pupated. Well today he successfully emerge into an absolutely massive specimen making this the first successful captive breeding and rearing to adulthood of Pasimachus sp. in recorded history. It was a very fast process which was quite different then expected. The larvae could very often be seen patrolling and hunting on the surface quite actively like the adults and occasionally burrowing in the moist sand/eco earth mix I kept him on. I will upload images of his lifecycle shortly.