- Dec 26, 2018
Interesting. Do you know which species?Well slight update, I was told that there is a good chance that the “whitei” are in fact a different species since there is another Phrynus sp from Nicaragua that looks identical to the specimens I have, so I’ll be labelling them as sp. Nicaragua for now.
I'm still optimistic. Your other spermatophores lost their heads, after all, so she's at least potentially receptive.The female Phrynus I tried to pair has obvious ovaries on her underside, but no developing eggs, and she’s been refusing prey lately so I’m assuming she’s in premolt. I tried pairing up the other female with a missing whip and although he did create a spermatophore, the sperm head was still attached, and the pair immediately separated afterwards so it likely didn’t go too well...at least I now know I have 2 females
Well regardless of what it is, they are pretty beautiful!! And thats a shame that its going to molt out, but Im hopefully for you to pair her again after the molt. How long after the molt do you plan to try and pair/mate her again?I was told that they could be maesi, but I don’t want to create any confusion as of yet as to which sp. And yup the ovaries are definitely a good sign, I’ll wait for her to molt then pair her again
Gotcha. Maybe save the molt and photograph the palps up close? Usually palp spination is used to differentiate sp, though I haven't gone back to the original publication to check what differentiates maesi.I was told that they could be maesi, but I don’t want to create any confusion as of yet as to which sp. And yup the ovaries are definitely a good sign, I’ll wait for her to molt then pair her again