5/19/2022: Closing the loop on Hemithyrsocera vittata
That most glorious day has finally come… I have produced an F2 of Hemithyrsocera vittata
It’s been a little over a year since I started the colony, and in that time I’ve waited through the suspense of staggered adult emergences and long hatch times coupled with the joy of seeing the F1s pop up and grow. Now with an F2 blooming, I can confidently say I’ve gotten the species’s husbandry down pat.
Now I’ll just hope others can replicate this success and that my second favorite cockroach species will continue to swell in popularity!