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Bactrododema hecticum

Bactrododema hecticum

Postby Westley Price » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi Guys

I found this big girl around Windhoek a few weeks back and have been keeping her since. She has been doing great, feeding on Acacia as well as Pepper Tree leaves. I hope to find a few more in the future as they are super cool.

She decided to bless me with a nice batch of eggs, which is pretty cool.

As far as I understand, they are totally legal to keep/collect here and in RSA, so if anyone finds a female which looks like she may be close to laying eggs, please contact me via PM. I might be interested in obtaining the eggs depending on species.

Here are a few pics. Hope you enjoy.

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I like the unicorn horn.

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On my hand for size reference.

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The eggs. They strongly resemble seeds.

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Re: Bactrododema hecticum

Postby Bushviper » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:30 am

The exotic species will soon be prohibited. In this case we should really be promoting the indigenous species.
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Re: Bactrododema hecticum

Postby Amphibian » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:07 pm

Very interesting Westley.
those eggs in the wild would be impossible to spot.
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