- May 5, 2017
Is anybody selling tiger beetles/domino beetles? Does anybody know the care requirements or breeding conditions for these animals? Have they ever been bred in captivity?
I think it was Bristol zoo that successfully bred predatory African ground beetles. I'm not sure but they still might be the only ones.Is anybody selling tiger beetles/domino beetles? Does anybody know the care requirements or breeding conditions for these animals? Have they ever been bred in captivity?
Actually @wizentrop was selling them on the Beetle Forum a couple years ago I think, was the first time in forever that anyone in the US could have bought them, don't know who ended up buying them actually.aaaaand, they are never for sale here in the US only in the UK and everywhere else across the pond,but once i did get some anthias here in the states long time ago from a wholesaler,i'm sure they came in by mistake,but that was it,believe me ive been on the hunt for years to get somemore anthias,and the holy grail........manchicoras! and i'm not giving up, someday they will be availible,our native predatory beetles are awesome aswell,but they are not as big as the african/indian ones. polypede de always gets some sort of large predatory beetles,but he's in germany.
Second to Amblychielia (and many times much cheaper) are Pasimachus sp. They are mostly slightly smaller than Amblychielia. However, californicum gets very large and all are great hunters! If you're looking for good hunters, I'd avoid Pasimachus viridans. Although viridans is probably the prettiest Pasimachus out there, they are rather timid compared with the others and prefer to scavenge IME.amblychielia! are our biggest native tigerbeetles,i keep them,they are like the african types....but alittle smaller,just as awesome too,but yeah i want the big african ones,ahh someday...........
And lots of water. They should either have a gravel filled water bowl or the substrate should be sprayed very frequently. And the substrate should be sprayed either way if you want them to breed.I know of a few people keeping US tiger beetles. Sandy substrate, a light directly overhead and lots and lots of food at no matter how old they are (larvae or adults).
Found some more pics of my Anthia fabricii.
I was cleaning them out so put them both in a tub with a couple of adult male dubai roaches. The aftermath.