אוקטובר 03, 2019

The Alleged Florida Bumblebee Millipede Impostor

While there are a lot of anadenobolus monilicornis lookalike species out there (and I've been seeing a LOT in Mexico), I feel comfortable in putting this to bed at least locally.

I captured a female anadenobolus monilicornis of standard appearance, and homed her with a male with darker coloration. They were both young upon capture, and for many months before and after the male there have been no sign of babies, so I am comfortable in saying I believe my female was a virgin and therefore all sperm is from her current partner.

Today I found a couple very young babies in the enclosure! Successful mating makes me confident that these are in fact the same species, so if we accept the female is anadenobolus monilicornis, then so is the male.

For disclosures sake, they do have a roomate, a male flatbacked millipede from out of state. If he managed to breed with my female that would be absolutely unheard of. I'm certain he is not the father. (I actually showed these two to the person who gave me the flatback, and was told it was just color variance, which now I am sure of)

פורסם ב אוקטובר 03, 2019 03:31 לפנה"צ על־ידי kuchipatchis kuchipatchis | 2 תצפיות | 2 comments | הוספת תגובה

אוגוסט 30, 2019

My Scavenger Hunt Checklist

1. An example of camouflage
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33109598

2. A plant growing out from the water
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33711076

3. A mushroom
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32912160

4. A fish
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32799394

5. A pupa
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32190625

6. Something fuzzy
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32797249

7. Something spiky
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32786623

8. Something having a meal
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31947556

9. A symbiotic relationship
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32798612

10. Something growing on or out of a man-made object
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31817325

11. An animal with more than 8 legs
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31946976

12. An animal with no legs
https://inaturalist.org/observations/31817131

13. Something that lives in a shell
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33091971

14. Something yellow and black
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31950880

15. Something brown and white
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32799394

16. Something purple and green
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33038271

17. Something really common in your area
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32797249

18. Something not native to your area
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32912038

19. A bee native to your area
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31952502

20. Something classified as a threatened species
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33709467

21. A feather
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31934609

22. An animal track
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32773578

23. Mating behavior
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33193956
or if not
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33337069

24. A plant gall
https://inaturalist.org/observations/31817253

25. A leaf mine
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31947179

פורסם ב אוגוסט 30, 2019 10:53 אחה"צ על־ידי kuchipatchis kuchipatchis | 24 תצפיות | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

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