- Feb 18, 2017
Hey, I'm looking to create environments for Scarab and Dynastes beetles. I've collected some decaying oak from my yard and stuck it in the freezer to kill any nasties. My question is, is there any threat to these genus that would be in deadwood? I'm not worried about the microbes and spore and whatever, but rather any inverts that may already be there. Has anyone had any problems, or would freeze/ thaw/ freezing the leaves and bits of deadwood be enough to kill anything that'd threaten my insects? Thanks!