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Tleilaxu
05-07-2006, 01:51 PM
I think these are some of the coolest things you can raise, unforutnetly I cant keep the adults so I release them (These are native to the parts where I live)

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Gigas
05-07-2006, 01:56 PM
they look so cool on tv, have u ever tried breeding them in captivity?, i suppose the need sunlight and airborne prey thogh

Tleilaxu
05-07-2006, 01:58 PM
I catch the nymphs and raise them up. I cant find any enclosures big enough for adults, they need lots of space.

aggie08
05-07-2006, 03:24 PM
That looks pretty cool! What do you need to do this, what sort of setup?

Tleilaxu
05-07-2006, 03:29 PM
That looks pretty cool! What do you need to do this, what sort of setup?


A ten US gallon tank, filled halfway. You will need plenty of sturdy decore so the nymphs can climb out to turn into adults. Nymphs eat any thing smaller than them though I have found that the larger ones don't eat before turing into adults. Make sure the newly hatched adults do not fall into the water. This hinders their exoskelton hardening.

Scolopendra55
05-07-2006, 11:48 PM
I may have to try raising dragonflies this summer :D

BrentlySnow
05-08-2006, 01:04 AM
When i grewup in newfoundland they are everywhere, really big to. I find them to be eye please'ing and they eat alot of the nasty bugs u hate, so there handy to.

i see them alot down east, lots here to, there awsome but adults do need alot of space.

Techuser
05-08-2006, 05:11 AM
Their nymph rules, cool as a waterscorpion