The mom is pretty small. I found it in w tx. I've found a few and don't know exactly were caught this one. You can find them thoughout w tx on cuts in the roads in w tx hilly areas. Sometimes they are running around on the road. They are not all over the place and can be hard to find. Easier AND cheaper to buy one since gas is pretty expensive.
I keep babies in closed deli containers with small holes with a bigger one on top so I can drop food in. Here are some that were born last year. I'm pretty sure the humidity is 80% to 100% in these containers depending on the temp in my house. I don't let the coco get too dry. When the temp goes down at night, I can usually see some condensation on the plastic where the dirt is so I don't use any other water source. They've been in these containers for a year now. Getting kinda big so I'll need to do something else pretty soon, maybe let some go and mail some others.
So you basically keep your sc.h.h. like your sc.h.c?!?! The ones i was keeping were much drier than my castaneiceps... if your method works, that might explain why mine died, sadly enough. If you're going to send some heros ssp away, please keep some for me, i'm actually in the process of finding a broker .
Oh, S. h. heros ...yeah I have been keeping those on drier sub. But I've been spraying the sides of the plastic about once or twice a week so they have something to drink if they need it. I have 4 adults and they are all in closed-in containers right now. I've got images of big ant-farmish type enclosures for these pedes. Maybe with a 2 inch space between the sides with pockets of rocks, pockets of sand and coco fiber mix in diff places ...if you really got into it. I might go buy some glass and try it, ha, kinda crazy sounding. I'm going to consider your experience and see how the babies do with moisture, or less of it. I've never had S. h. heros babies before. Hope she hasn't eaten them, I haven't checked.
yeah, good luck w/eggs,i had all three sp.heros lay eggs(castanip,heros heros,arizonensis)they were all pretty good moms,suspinipies were alittle more nervous,here's a good catcher my cb castanicepts(spelling)raised from a pedeling is wrapped around a bunch of eggs,she's cleaning them etc,ofcourse they won't hatch..........or will they hmm i guess we will see.