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 Post subject: Tropidacris collaris
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:16 pm 
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Picked some of these beauties up last night, so thought I'd share some photos. They're rather bigger than I first imagined, and boy do they eat alot! I've found them a bit bitey, but then again everything bites me as Rob will testify to... :roll: The coloration is absolutely spectacular!









Just to get an idea of their size - this is a male, and the smallest in the cage at that!


Check out them nashers! :D





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 Post subject: Re: Tropidacris collaris
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very nice!do they fly readily?


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 Post subject: Re: Tropidacris collaris
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very nice!do they fly readily?


If they're agitated, yes. They tend to jump more than fly... They've got gorgeous dark-coloured wings!

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 Post subject: Re: Tropidacris collaris
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Those photos do not do these guys justice - they arethe sexiest things that hop. And they are bloody mahoosive...

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Nice hoppers, where'd you got them?

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 Post subject: Re: Tropidacris collaris
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Hi, I m from Venezuela, I have one but its not eating. I gave it some leaves of mangoe. What do it eat? thanks!!!


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Jardinero wrote:
Hi, I m from Venezuela, I have one but its not eating. I gave it some leaves of mangoe. What do it eat? thanks!!!


If I'm not mistaken, oak leaves and bramble, and welcome to the forum :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tropidacris collaris
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They should be fairly polyphagous - I do have some papers somewhere.....

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 Post subject: Re: Tropidacris collaris
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do these grasshoppers eat cabbage, im thinking what to feed these bab boys in winter.


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I wouldn't feed them cabbage, personally. I fed my Anacridium aegyptium some cabbage and it killed the lot of them (I suspect pesticide on the leaves).

You should still be able to find some bramble around in winter, even if it's a bit rubbish. Alternatively, see if you can find some evergreen oak?

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cheers mate, thanks for the info.


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Oh my gosh those are gorgeous! I've always been a huge fan of the Tropidacris genus. What's not to love about massive size and vibrant colors?!

You guys don't realize how lucky you are to even have the -possibility- of owning these beautiful inverts. The U.S. has very unfair, and in my opinion, quite outdated laws regarding ownership of non-native invert species. But at least I can live vicariously through you folks and your lovely collections!


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