- Jul 11, 2014
I was wondering, are these guys easy to care for? And I am wondering as I encountered titan monster beetle shop and they told me they ship world wide. Are the larve delicate?
You can keep the adults alive in coconut fiber, since they eat fruits, sugar water and beetle jellies, but if you want them to breed you'll need to put them in a container filled with several inches of rotten wood, dead leaves, and compost if you wish to add it, the females won't lay eggs in coconut fiber.I was wondering if I could use coco fiber in the adult enclosure or something. Any breeding tips? I was just wondering about getting them from internationally.
You can ferment wood pellets used for grilling, Traeger is a good brand to use. Just soak the pellets in water, mix with an appropriate amount of flour and yeast, stir daily for a few months and presto, you have substrate suitable for rearing all sorts of rhino and stag beetles. I wrote a post on my blog about fermenting Traeger pellets here.For me I live in a desert. Any options of making homemade wood substrate for them?
Wow, that's very well said, and very true. Never thought of it that way...Of course, while they're applying blanket bans, we have poorly-kept European Honey Bees distributed across the country that are spreading diseases that are wiping out native bee species, highly invasive and competitive earthworms being distributed for use in the garden where they eat leaf litter faster than it is replenished that are altering the native landscape and outcompeting native species, and other environmentally disruptive actions that are permitted to continue occurring. It's pretty much this: as long as it doesn't affect agriculture and provides benefits to agriculture, the effects to the environment hardly matter, but if it even remotely has a chance of affecting agriculture, they're up in arms.