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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:28 pm 
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I finally found some ova for sale from somebody. I went for 10 p.giganteum ova to start with to see how I do with these. I have had varying amounts of success with p.phillipines. I place them in a plastic tank and fill it with lots of bramble. I cut some sides of some leaves and chuck a couple of indian stick insects in too so they also nibble the leafs.

Should I do this for the giganteum? I was thinking packing a 9 litre rub out with bramble and putting them in there or would this be too big?


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Is this for hatching?
If so you will have to watch for mould i think


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:17 pm 
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This is for once they hatch


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Got the eggs today. One hatched in transit which couldn't dry it properly once hatched. Not sure if this one will make it as its ova are bent a bit so moulting could be a bit hard for him.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:25 pm 
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I struggled for years to get giganteum to feed - my first failure was in 1969!

A few years ago (in South Africa) I had no problems getting 'phillipines' eating and bred large numbers. But giganteum - no chance! Every nymph died within a few weeks, normally days.

When I returned for a brief spell to the UK I questioned lots of people and it seemed that wind was the answer.... These things like to think that no-one can see them, so if the air is completely still then any movement, like eating, is a give away. But if there is a gentle breeze and the leaves are moving then a crafty munch on a leaf is not so noticeable. So, I set up a small computer fan next to a netting-sided cage and most of the giganteum nymphs started to eat without any problems and very limited mortality. Whether this was coincidence or not, it worked.

Now I am in Malaysia, it is very noticeable the difference a bit of wind makes to giganteum eating habits. We have two adults roaming free on a 6 foot mango tree in our living room (I kid you not). The potted tree sits under a large ceiling fan. When it is blowing gently, the adults feed avidly. If the fan is off, they don't move at all. I put the tree out in the garden today, so it got some sunlight. It was a windy day and the giganteum were wolfing down leaves at a fast pace.

So, try to get a gentle breeze in your cage somehow.....
David


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