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Ins3ctopia
03-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Hi everybody.
I have a couple of D.variegatus living together in the same terrarium.

Today I saw in the reverse of the female,and I discovered some espherical things, like eggs, but inside. Only you can see 8 or 9 balls. All internals.
What do you think?? :?
I tried to see some pictures about pregnants Damon, but Iīcanīt found.

Maybe Iīll try to take some pictures about my Damon. But Iīll prefer donīt disturb she. :shame:

Elytra and Antenna
03-28-2009, 03:15 PM
Damon variegatus has large pleural folds that cover all but the center of the egg sac membrane (nobody in the US has had variegatus, just mislabeled diadema). You would you see some eggs in a small 'window' in the center of the dorsal surface of the abdomen.

Ins3ctopia
04-01-2009, 12:57 PM
I taked this pic....

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq270/Ins3ctopia/Damonpreada.jpg

What do you think? :?

moose35
04-02-2009, 02:05 AM
yep...thats her egg sac
it will hang from the bottom and fill up as the embryos develop
don't bug her too much or she'll eat it


moose

Elytra and Antenna
04-04-2009, 06:21 AM
It takes close to 4 months for them to hatch but they may have been there for weeks or months already. They're green for the first week or so.

That's not D. variegatus, if it were the sides of the abdomen would be covering all but the center of the sac.