View Full Version : Pink winged nymph hatches!
08-03-2008, 08:25 AM
I woke up this morning to see a bright green pink winged nymph in my incubater. I have a batch of about 15 eggs and this 1 has hatched in 1 and a half months. she is suprisingly big for a nymph and is extremely active Am i right that u have to introduce an adult with them to help them feed or don't u have to do this?
08-03-2008, 08:33 AM
No, they dont need an introduction, they should take to the food on their own, if they dont, trim the edges of the food plant off to encourage them
08-03-2008, 05:54 PM
ok thanks 4 the advice. she has drank but hasn't eaten yet
08-04-2008, 07:29 AM
Yeah, larger insects are only needed if the nymphs arent feeding :)
08-04-2008, 07:33 AM
another 1 hatched this morning. I actually counted all the eggs I saved and I had about 30. If the majority hatch I'll probably sell or give away quite a lot of them then. Isn't it normal for nymphs not to eat 4 the first few days? cos mine havn't eaten yet
08-04-2008, 08:48 AM
Have you trimed the leaves yet?
08-04-2008, 09:01 AM
yep, the leaves are fine now. I've sprayed the tank a bit too and they still havn't eaten! The same thing happened to my indians but after about 3 days they started 2 eat
08-10-2008, 09:30 AM
1 has now eaten and since I posted this thread another 11 have hatched. I'm hoping I won't be over run with them. 1 slightly deformed 1 has also hatched, the poor thing finds it really hard to move around too. I have another 17 eggs left so I'm hoping they won't all hatch( they probably will though)
08-10-2008, 10:45 AM
Thats a lot of pink wings, I realy would think about throwing them away. (the eggs I mean)
08-10-2008, 01:55 PM
yeah I thought that. today I've contacted my local pet shop to see if they're interested just incase I'm over run
08-10-2008, 03:55 PM
And what did they say, I was thinking of donating some.
08-10-2008, 04:00 PM
thay havn't replied yet:( Oh well I'll see what happens. If plan A doesn't work I'll give some to my school science department as my teacher won't be able 2 resist. If not I may give some away on the forum but I'm not promising
08-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Well if you do, send me a pm, Id quite like some pink wings.
08-10-2008, 05:02 PM
kk. If I have any spare I'll pm u, but like I said i can't promise I may not have any left
08-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Yeah, thats fine :)
Congratulations Jack - good to hear you are doing well with these.
08-11-2008, 07:09 AM
they r all starting to eat now, I can see the frass in the cage. Another 2 hatched this morning aswell which brought my count to 18 nymphs
08-11-2008, 07:38 AM
Id really start to think about getting rid of some now, or you wont have enough room for any other spicies you may want.
08-11-2008, 07:46 AM
I am seriously in a mess. I think it would be cruel getting rid of the eggs as they are all near hatching.
08-11-2008, 09:19 AM
Well, maybe wait for them to then give them to frinds/shops/school for free.
08-11-2008, 09:19 AM
But I have to sayBIG mistake saving so many.
08-11-2008, 06:57 PM
lol. Invasion of the Pink Wing.
08-11-2008, 07:19 PM
there is hope! I phoned my local pet shop and they said they may be interested in buying the majority of them 4 £1 each. they said they will phone me tomorrow
08-11-2008, 07:58 PM
Thats quite a good price to sell them for, considering how many you could potentially hatch.
08-12-2008, 09:49 AM
Nice to see a store interested in something that isn't classed as an exotic species, and an excellent price for them. I'm getting excited with mine because One of them has moulted and I can now clearly see where the wings will be so I think it could possibly have another moult or two to go before adulthood.
08-12-2008, 10:32 AM
I think they are very good flyers. as they get older the vains in there wings will get really pink. the shop hasn't phoned yet because they have to check up with the main guy to see if they want some
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