Bumpy Hisser

Elliptorhina davidi

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Mixed nymphs: $12/each
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $80
Large pairs: $40 (Not available)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 52 mm. Female: 52 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Advanced.
  • Temperature Requirements: 78-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Some individuals of this handsome hisser species have very pronounced bumps all over their body while others are mostly smooth. The nymphs undergo a color change as they grow, with many later instars sporting maroon or purplish tinges. Some adults, particularly males, retain some of this coloration into adulthood. Nymphs appear to prefer hiding under bark piles while adults prefer larger, vertical hides.Unfortunately, this species is not the easiest to culture, with colonies experiencing odd die-offs occasionally; it is rumored that all captive stock originates from a single adult female collected under a palm frond somewhere in Madagascar, and the resulting inbreeding may be the cause of the strain’s finickiness.