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Show me your large beetles

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by AngryMothNoises, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

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    Any idea on what you're going to sell them for, so I can figure how much saving I'll have to do if I even have a shot at getting some? :angelic:
     
  2. BeetleExperienc

    BeetleExperienc Arachnoknight Old Timer

    "Yes" on the first two, not too much on the "invasive" part, that is what they are trying to keep from happening.
     
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  3. BeetleExperienc

    BeetleExperienc Arachnoknight Old Timer

    PidderPeets - PM sent..
     
  4. Phalacrognathus muelleri is legal now
     
  5. Ajohnson5263

    Ajohnson5263 Arachnosquire

    USA
    When did that happen?
     
  6. The whole USA? Or just California? Cause I remember seeing somewhere that Lucanidae are legal in Cali
     
  7. NathanJBoob

    NathanJBoob Arachnosquire

    USA
    Here are some shots of my Lucanus elaphus project. A friend gave me a bunch of wild collected females last year and they blessed me with piles of eggs! Most of the larvae are still feeding and growing. I think most if not all will pupate before the year is through. Interestingly, my main interest for over 20 years was Saturniid moths. I never would have thought I'd become so into these beetles! I also have a large colony of Dynastes tityus going. I'll post some photos of those soon too.
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  8. Do you happen to have a care sheet on how to keep them? Some one said in the past here that they are tricky to breed and raise, is that true?
     
  9. NathanJBoob

    NathanJBoob Arachnosquire

    USA
    I don't have a care sheet on these of my own. I did a lot of research before I got the females. I found them to be very easy. The larvae are a little picky when it comes to substrate. I'm fortunate to have easy access to the right sub for them though and I really didn't have any real issues.
     
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  10. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Collected this rhinoceros beetle in the wild today. received_2293442174210649.jpeg
     
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  11. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    IMG_20181012_182649.jpg I collected this one as well in the same area. Anyone know if this is the female? It has the same coloration and made the same sound.
     
  12. I want buy some Goliathus L1/L2 if possible, how to contact you? And do you also sell
    Fermented sawdust? Please let me know, Thanks a lot!
     
  13. Best way to tell is just look the species up, or if the male mates with her

    Edit: just realised the post was made last year
     
  14. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    A0D871AD-2D0F-465E-9B02-9C5E74BA5070.jpeg 8F0CAF6E-B9A5-430C-8018-35503FE87B4B.jpeg Some of my D. Tityus larvae, one of them’s a pupa. Got them from a wild caught female I collected locally, I also have a bunch of Grapevine beetle larvae that I also collected from a female caught at my porch light.
     
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  15. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

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    Pelidnota punctata larvae, all collected from a female from my porch light:)
    2E18DA8E-55D7-4FD1-96B9-9E0798320081.jpeg The Pride of my collection, my 3 male D. Tityus larvae
     
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  16. Tarzanus

    Tarzanus Arachnopeon

    Wow, these are fat. You fry one and two people can get fed. :)
     
  17. NathanJBoob

    NathanJBoob Arachnosquire

    USA
    Have you weighed your tityus larvae? They look like nice ones!
     
  18. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Nope, not yet, but by the looks of it I’m estimating that they’d be small to medium sized males since I ran out of substrate for a few weeks. One of the females pupated and these guys are nowhere near pupating, they just keep getting fatter and fatter.
     
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  19. NathanJBoob

    NathanJBoob Arachnosquire

    USA
    I also collect my tityus stock from Maryland. Good luck with them!
     
  20. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Wooo! hubbahubba, hope that little puppy makes it. I like beetles. I like beetles and the saturniids(moths) and a few other things. good luck!
     
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