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Jerry

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Just found this guy on my lunch break any ideas I'm thinking preditory beetle bit have no idea what kind having no luck finding it myself IMG_20170511_125411410_BURST000_COVER.jpg
 

Salmonsaladsandwich

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These guys like to burrow and eat basically any insect, including other beetles. They aren't very cannibalisitc but they often fight like miniature stag beetles.
 

Jerry

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That's awesome I was just thinking about putting a communal enclosure together if I get a few
 

Jerry

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Hey guys found another one of these beetles but he has a mite problem is there anything I can do
 

Salmonsaladsandwich

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Symbiotic and commensal mites aren't exclusive to carrion beetles. That being said it's probably hard to tell whether or not these particular mites are harmless.
 
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