||02-22-2009 09:40 AM
Neurergus kaiseri 22.02.09
Today I moved my group of juvenile Neurergus kaiseri
from the semi-aquatic vivarium they have been in for the past two months back into a terrestrial setup:
This group was from my first breeding of this species in 2007, so they are currently around 20 months old and approximately 95mm long, so not yet full grown. I felt it was worth attempting to breed them, so I cooled them off between 5.10.08 and 14.12.08
then placed them in a semi-aquatic setup. Although they became aquatic and diurnal, there has been no spawning, not altogether surprising since they still have some growing to do. The good news is that they have had their first winter dormancy period, and I'm sure this will be good for their long term health and breeding prospects. I'll try again with this group next year. In the meantime, my adult pair will be moved into the semi-aquatic setup on 1st March, so fingers crossed that breeding will be as successful as in previous years!