23-06-17

Mecynorhina torquata ugandensis breeding 2016-2017 - new emerging adults - so close to 80 mm

Dear all,

Another great breeding cycle of Mecynorhina torquata ugandensis has given me once again very large beetles; I've never changed the way I keep the larvae, yet I've added a little more decaying wood to the substrate with every now and then (only every 2 weeks) some protein additives. M. t. ugandensis do not really need these (as compared to M. polyphemus ssp. or any sp. of Goliathus), but it seems this can help along with the lower temperature (20°C on the average). This time I have been really close to the 80 mm mark again with one male just passing 79 mm, not yet 80 mm! Other males usually measured 75+ mm.

Please enjoy:

MTU male 1 (75 mm - full black):

MTU male 75 mm full black 1.jpg

MTU male 75 mm full black 2.jpg

MTU male 2 (77 mm - green/brown):

MTU male 77 mm green brown 1.jpg

MTU male 77 mm green brown 2.jpg

MTU male 3 (78 mm - red/green/orange):

MTU red green orange 78 mm 1.jpg

MTU red green orange 78 mm 2.jpg

MTU male 4 (78 mm - blue/brown):

MTU male 78 mm blue brown 1.jpg

MTU male 5 (79+ mm - green/brown):

MTU male 79 mm green brown 3.jpg

MTU male 79 mm green brown 2.jpg

MTU male (60 mm - full blue):

MTU male full blue 60 mm.jpg

MTU female 1 (60+ mm - emerald green):

MTU female 60 mm blue green 1.jpg

MTU female 60 mm blue green 2.jpg

MTU female 2 (60 mm - blue/black/violet):

MTU female 60 mm blue black purple 2.jpg

MTU female 3 (57 mm - blue/black):

MTU female 57 mm blue black.jpg

MTU female 4 (57 mm - green/brown):

MTU female 57 mm blue brown.jpg

All of these will continue breeding; I am trying to expand as many breeding lines as possible (divided by color or by parental lineage to keep the bloodlines strong). More to come!

 

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