Sadly, Mr Bella passed away a few days ago. I miss him so much, whoever would have thought that such a tiny creature would pierce my heart? Poor Mrs Bella is now alone, but as I understand from one of my beetle books, beetles are normally solitary creatures. It is a shame though that I was never successful in breeding this pair, maybe there is something I got wrong with the conditions that are needed for them?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos I took this week of Mrs Bella. I especially like the ones of her climbing my finger…so cute how she tenaciously grabs on with all golden limbs!
Brand new home for the Bellas. Although, unfortunately, Mr Bella wasn’t able to enjoy their new modern abode. I added some lovely curly twigs, pieces of Oak bark, faux minature golden roses and a bunch of tied dried lavender that was picked fresh from the garden.
Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010