View Full Version : Hermagoras cultratolobatus
12-20-2007, 06:54 PM
Robsorchids may recognise these:D
Grown quite a bit now, got some nice colouration on them, 2 are similar to Lamponius guerini
I love bent twig stick insect behaviour!
Not sure why but it appears they are losing some tarsi :S
Nice Morph! I got some bent twigs from Virginia a couple of years ago, they were fantastic.
Similiar to those ones, but chocolate brown.
12-24-2007, 12:26 PM
the remaining nymphs from the ones i sent you have stronger colours, perhaps the colours vary acording to humidity levels.
i find this species fascinating, becuase it can twist and shape its body to look like a perfect twig
even more intresting is when they fold up there legs.
02-16-2008, 10:57 AM
The female loves doing that lol , ihad to seperate them as the males are miles ahead of the female sadly, heres some pics of snow white lol
02-16-2008, 07:40 PM
shame the rest of my culture died out!
there wasn't enough ventilation in the cage, it suited the hanniella but not the L.cultrolobtus
ive had to start again with ova, the new batch is now being kept in more ventilated quarters.
glad at least some made it to adulthood!
Some more great photos Morph.
02-17-2008, 10:26 AM
Thx, the males shed yet again! i think breedings out the window : (
Have you thought about slowing down the males, a little like one might do with the orchid mantis?
02-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I've got quite a few males - give me a shout when your females are adult :)
02-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Thx, only got the one female, havent measured but guessing 1 or 2 inches
03-02-2008, 10:47 AM
I think she moulted since the last photos cant remember, apart from that shes finally on instars behind the males wooo!
03-02-2008, 12:17 PM
How far behind the males is she Morph?
03-02-2008, 01:40 PM
2 instars, used to be 3!
03-02-2008, 02:03 PM
You should be ok then. If you do need a male just ask :)
03-02-2008, 02:15 PM
Im warming her up and cooling the males slightly also, which is why i spect she shed before the males
04-01-2008, 05:15 PM
A male became adult, even though the adult males can be best described as a stick insect they look real smart i reckon :D thier all spindly and have 2 abnormal thorns sticking out the middle though, pretty large i suppose
And heres me trying to be smart with editing with a photo of the newly mouted female
05-07-2008, 08:16 PM
Lol just found out your not the only one nantostan, seems my stick insects has mouted too XD
Anyway another moult on, maybe sub?
Nice appendages running all down the fore arms
Heres a pic of the ass end lol, though it looked like a snapped branch for camo?
Wow, that last set is fantastic! I'm sure your photos get better and better.
05-11-2008, 09:18 AM
What camera do u use cos thats good photography
05-11-2008, 11:01 AM
Thank you :D
I use an olympus IR-300 nearly all the time, a few pop up on ebay now and then, got mine for 40 quid XD
05-21-2008, 06:27 AM
She wouldnt stop moving so i only got this photo,anyway she was in fact adult judging by her and the males antics last night XD
06-02-2008, 08:25 PM
Finally decent photos of an adult male, quite like them, dainty little things, and not stupidly hypo like males of other sp, colours are nice too
Heres a strange feature of these
06-02-2008, 08:34 PM
Ahh, this is the species which has the spikes on the thorax :) cool pics Morph
06-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Ty, yeah i think they were renamed a few times before i think
06-02-2008, 08:44 PM
Yeah they were,
PSG 181 - Lonchodes cultratolobatus / Lonchodes hosei herberti = Hermagoras cultratolobatus
06-02-2008, 08:47 PM
Yeah, i should be expecting ova soon, mated a while ago
06-02-2008, 11:16 PM
There are other species that have spines on the thorax - Carausius cristatus and Hermagoras hosei hosei to name a couple..
06-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Love the eyes.
08-11-2008, 09:22 PM
No pics as of yet, but the first nymph hatched this afternoon :D
I`ll get some nice pics of the cute little thing when the weather gets better
08-12-2008, 04:13 PM
This is the best picture as its windy, cloudy and ennoyingly enough wont stop moving
08-12-2008, 04:35 PM
its a lovely little thing. i love nymphs
08-12-2008, 05:41 PM
Nice :). Just give it bramble and you shouldn't have any problems.
09-12-2008, 07:18 AM
Feeding them exactly that :)
Heres a nymph feeding, not much change in them yet, i cant tell if their fat 1st instars or 2nd instars really. Mums still going strong :D
Heres mum at rest
10-12-2008, 10:40 AM
Shes still around, these photos were taken earlier on today, several of the nymphs are well it seems, not noticed any past 2nd instar yet, if i have no casualites with the number i have i should have a nice culture of them.
01-29-2009, 07:24 AM
The mum passed away a long while ago now :(
Her babies are doing much better, ive got some 2nd and 3rd instars now i think, i got around 7 nymphs doing well :)
Heres one showing the same colouration as its mum :D
01-29-2009, 09:32 AM
Nice one mate - looking good :)
01-31-2009, 04:28 PM
That nice white one finally moulted this morning, no photo`s yet though, i was taking some photos of their enclosure earlier on and decided to get a couple of a few nymphs at rest :)
02-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Heres some updated pics of the recently moulted white nymph :)
04-20-2009, 07:21 AM
Their still growing nicely now and need to be moved into a larger container :)
Heres a nice photo i took the other week which i quite like :D
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