Rabid Pasimachus

Galapoheros

ArachnoGod
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(I injured the roaches :eek:) Click on the second image for low quality vid. I may try to get larvae out of these, I'm not 100% sure what the larvae look like. There is an ID or two on the internet but the people IDing them don't seem real sure about it. I am keeping them separated, at least one pair mated. I'm going to keep putting unknown sexes with others as time goes by.




 

zonbonzovi

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Nice. Do they have any color on the border of the elytra? Would be cool to see these reproduced. Good luck!
 

Galapoheros

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Yeah they all have the blue edge. They usually aren't easy to find but sometimes I find pockets of them and decided to grab some. This is just a one time try out of curiosity. I kept a few before but didn't really pay much attention. This time I gave them as much food as they could eat. All 7 took care of 3 adult dubias, it's amazing how much they can eat.
 

beetleman

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yeah, i love these little tanks{Dthey fear nothing when it comes time to eat.
 

Bugs In Cyberspace

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I missed this thread. Very cool stuff!

A couple weeks ago I had placed a Pasimachus in my blue death feigning beetle tanks for a couple minutes while I prepared a shipping container for it. When I looked back in, the Pasimachus had grabbed a bdfb in a choke hold and was carrying it around the tank. Despite the powerful jaws it wasn't able to injure the bdfb, but I got a good chuckle out of such a tough little beetle meeting its match. With time it's possible it could have de-limbed the bdfb, but I'm not sure it ever would have breached through for a meal.

Here's two more vids for you Pasimachus lovers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7mgKIGvnME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVMnHCVDZHA
 
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