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  2. piggy145

    Purchase of stag beetles

    Lucanus elaphus larvae shouldn't be hard to raise at all with the right care. The adults are somewhat fragile thought.
  3. piggy145

    State of the Hobby(TM)

    To me it seems that people are only really interested in the money that can be made. I recently got into the hobby after keeping jumping spiders and tarantulas for a while. I recently made quiet a large amount of money from selling beetles, and word got around to my family. Unfortunately they just cared about the money to be made. They would ask about the hobby, and would only ask about the price tag some of the beetles would go for.
  4. Last week
  5. PowerHobo

    Beetle Wish List

    That is an extremely cool rhino! It reminds me of a dead leaf mantis in beetle form. Holy crap, those are gorgeous! Something about weevil leg structures make them look like toys to me. Looks like I've got to update my unobtainable wishlist!
  6. Goliathus

    Beetle Wish List

    For several reasons, I'm sure it will never come to pass, but tropical weevil species such as Eupholus magnificus would undoubtedly be very popular with hobbyists, if it were ever possible to breed them in captivity - https://wesleyfleming.com/gallery/Eupholus-magnificus5.jpg or, E. bennetti - http://image11.photobiz.com/5177/36_20130702091904_824288_large.jpg or, E. schoenherri - http://mongabay-images.s3.amazonaws.com/780/indonesia/west-papua_0439.jpg They're upwards of 30 mm long, and are collected off of yam leaves in Papua New Guinea. Of course, two issues: (A) - they're an exotic that would undoubtedly be restricted (at least, in the US), and (B) - I've never heard of anyone having live specimens of any species of Eupholus (or live examples of any other beetle species from PNG, for that matter). As of late, it's getting difficult to get even dried specimens of many insect species from PNG, though I've not thoroughly explored the reasons for this. Formerly, the country seemed to have a thriving insect farming business; not sure what happened - too much of its rainforest destroyed over the past 25 years, perhaps? Heightened export restrictions?
  7. Hyperdistortia

    Beetle Wish List

    Bit of a little-known species, and not in the hobby from what I can tell, but Spodistes beltianus is a really cool rhino with cute eyes ❤️
  8. piggy145

    Beetle Wish List

    My dream beetle is Megasoma Elephas. I love the coloration and the huge size. Definitely looking forward to one day own this beast. For now, animal crossing will do.
  9. PowerHobo

    Beetle Wish List

    Bump because I love this topic.
  10. Pewrune

    Beetle Party

    Probably granti and tityus. easy to get eggs, and larvae are pretty strong.
  11. PowerHobo

    What kind of mantis is this?

    May be pretty hard to tell without a location. I own a couple mantids, but unfortunately, I don't know enough to venture a guess.
  12. HyprNekoStorm

    What kind of mantis is this?

    I know, wrong forum.
  13. It appears to be a female elaphus.
  14. Can someone help me ID this stag pupa? I bought it as a larva on this website under the pretense it was an elaphus.
  15. Acro

    Beetle Party

    Super nice party attendance! If you're breeding them, who do you find the easiest to raise? Again, super photo, thanks for posting! 😊
  16. piggy145

    Hello from Houston!

    Hello, welcome!
  17. PowerHobo

    Beetle Party

    I'm just mainly impressed you got them all to sit still long enough to photograph (if they're all alive; they look it). Mine all start to wander as soon as I put them down.
  18. PowerHobo

    Hello from Houston!

    Welcome to the forum!
  19. PowerHobo

    unimportant importation question

    From what I understand the importation part of it is still illegal without permits, though I'm sure the permits are more obtainable than exotic spp permits.
  20. GCossey

    Purchase of stag beetles

    Thanks!
  21. Pewrune

    Purchase of stag beetles

    You can also post on this forum: Home => Classifieds => Beetles For Sale/Wanted
  22. Earlier
  23. Garin

    Purchase of stag beetles

    A friend of mine who is a very experienced breeder has told me that Lucanus mazama is one of the easiest stags to raise. Peter and others will probably have larvae available in the fall. (bugsincyberspace.com). I know that Peter will also have Luncanus elaphus but not sure if that is considered easy or hard.
  24. AlexW

    Hello from Houston!

    welcome
  25. Pewrune

    Beetle Party

    Dynastes granti Dorcus brevis Dynastes tityus Dorcus parallelus Strategus antaeus Lucanus elaphus Lucanus capreolus Megasoma punctulatus
  26. Acro

    Beetle Party

    I see grants rhino, eastern rhino and elephant stag . . . who else is in the mix?
  27. GCossey

    Hello from Houston!

    Hello I have been into inverts ever since I was a kid and now Im looking to start a beetle collection!
  28. So I have been into beetles for a while now (especially stags) and have raised up a couple of Cotinis Nitidia, now I am looking for stag beetle larvae to purchase. Can anyone reccomend a beginner species as well as a place where I can purchase some larvae?
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