Tiger beetles as pets?

Tleilaxu

Arachnoprince
Old Timer
Joined
May 7, 2006
Messages
1,240
I caught an all green tiger beetle with white facial markings and it was cool, I later let it go. Anyway do tiger beetles make good pets or do they just hide all day. If they make good pets how do you house and care for them, I may try this in the future but as of now I have enough mouths to feed.
 

lucanidae

Arachnoprince
Old Timer
Joined
Jan 15, 2006
Messages
1,081
Sounds like you found Cicindela sexguttata. They make decent pets, can be kept in relatively small containers, 6 inches long, 4 inches wide, 1 inch tall is about minimum. Put them on a sandy substrate with a small hide spot, they won't hide much. Keep them warm and feed them live crickets and flies daily.
 

beetleman

Arachnoking
Old Timer
Joined
Jan 5, 2005
Messages
2,872
exactly, ive kept them before they are very cool little guys always on the move,and man can these little guys eat.if ya breed them you'll see their really awesome larvas buried in the substrate,definilty worth to keep,although they don't live that long:( i wish they did.(the adults)
 
Top