Here's a photo of one of my fresh import females. They got here yesterday.
Very nice, do you any males? Are you going to try and get more?
I will be keeping my eyes peeled for WC males. i do not have any, but my plan is to try to get a clutch out of the bigger female before pairing her up. I think the one in the photo might be too young to have already bred in the wild, but it might be worth a chance to wait and see. If needed I will buy a CB male or work out a stud arrangement favorable to both parties.
Since the cat is out of the bag on these...........
Apparently some importers and middlemen can't tell fischeri apart so if it means buying mix and match and sorting when they arrive, you do what you gotta do..... Needless to say that my collection of multis is growing as a result.
Ultimately I'd like to stick to only one of the fischeri species to save room to start my quads again, but from the looks of it, that might be awhile. I want to stick to two species maximum, both montaine.
The mats live closer to the ocean and in forest that is denser, shadier and moister. Their average temperature is more stable because of that. Where multis must search for some sunlight to warm up in the morning, and eventually run from that sun to not overheat, the mats can just count on a warm air mass from the indian ocean to set the thermostat. If you keep mats like multis you may fail but multis will be fine year round in a nice moist east usambara jungle.