Tetrigidae in captivity

XxMochiixX

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I wanted to keep these for a while and finally found some! I haven't heard of anyone breeding them before but the adults don't seem hard to keep alive, I've had 2 in a semi-aquatic setup for a little over 3 months now. They're both females though and I haven't found a male yet. I'll update it if I ever get nymphs from them or find more!

Tettigidea armata
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I wanted to keep these for a while and finally found some! I haven't heard of anyone breeding them before but the adults don't seem hard to keep alive, I've had 2 in a semi-aquatic setup for a little over 3 months now. They're both females though and I haven't found a male yet. I'll update it if I ever get nymphs from them or find more!

Tettigidea armata
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Please do update if you are successful in breeding, what do you feed them on?
 

pannaking22

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Give them a sandier area to oviposit in, keep relatively warm, and mist daily (not sure how much ventilation you have).
 

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Give them a sandier area to oviposit in, keep relatively warm, and mist daily (not sure how much ventilation you have).
Alright done! I've been misting twice a day since it has a screened lid and keeping them at around 75 F
 

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Alright done! I've been misting twice a day since it has a screened lid and keeping them at around 75 F
That all sounds good. When I kept some I fed them oats, a bit of bran, and some fish flakes and they seemed to like that. I gave them an occasional sliver of apple/carrot/other fruit or veggie, but I think you giving them the moss will probably help with that.
 
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