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#1 PowerHobo

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:38 PM

Hello, BeetleForum! Travis here, from Las Vegas, NV, US. I raised darklings as a kid, and my own daughter gaining some interest has breathed new life into my own. I've always loved rhinos and stags, but never really realized that they could be kept until recently, so here I am!

 

My daughter and I have started a colony of superworms, just like I did when I was her age, and they're already molting like crazy. She's having a lot of fun checking on them and hopefully learning some patience and diligence along the way (not that they take a whole lot of diligence to raise). We have an agreement that if she does well here we can start looking at some rhinos for her, though realistically she's helping me with mine already.

 

As for my own beetles: with some help and a ton of patience from Peter over at bugsincyberspace.com, I've gotten my supplies together and my first group of grubs growing all fat and happy. (2) D. granti and (2) enormous M. punctulatus.

 

I also have (1) male (profile picture) and (4) female adult D. tityus as of just yesterday, hoping to experiencing mating and some ova, which I'm more excited about than I feel like a 31-year-old man should be. :lol:

 

I have a lot of learning to do, and I'm looking forward to doing it.


Currently raising: Dynastes tityus, Dynastes granti, Megasoma punctulatus, Chrysina gloriosa, Zophobas morio


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 02:28 PM

Welcome.

 

I'm over 30 and I'm excited about them everyday.



#3 Ratmosphere

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:07 PM

Welcome!



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

Welcome!  And good for her!  Few girls are interested in insects/beetles--(believe me), lol!  My friends in school will run miles away from a beetle if they see one...


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 02:48 AM

Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here! :)

Darklings: Alobates pensylvanica, Coelocnemis californicus, Coelus ciliatus, Eleodes clavicornis, Eleodes hispilabris, Eleodes nigrinus, Embaphion cf. contusum, Embaphion muricatum, Eusattus muricatus, Meracantha contracta, Platydema ellipticum, Tenebrio molitor, Tenebrio obscurus, Tenebrionid sp, Zophobas morio. Ground beetles: Pasimachus sp. "Arizona". Click beetles: 1 Alaus melanops larva, Ampedus sp, Elateridae sp larva, Elaterid sp larvae, Melanotus cf. similis, Melanotus sp, Pyrophorus noctilucus. Also: A bunch of cockroach species, spiders, isopods, and a cat. For a full list of my invertebrates, See my blog! http://invertebratedude.blogspot.com/


#6 PowerHobo

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

Thanks, guys! I've lurked here for a bit while I was doing my initial searching, so I'm pretty confident in this community. I've been able to answer most of my questions already just with forum searches :lol:


Currently raising: Dynastes tityus, Dynastes granti, Megasoma punctulatus, Chrysina gloriosa, Zophobas morio


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:44 AM

Yeah man, welcome to the forum!
I suppose your beetles just enclosed? And yes. I would be proud too. Honestly it is healthy to be so excited over such wonders of nature, so dont stress man!

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

Yeah man, welcome to the forum!
I suppose your beetles just enclosed? And yes. I would be proud too. Honestly it is healthy to be so excited over such wonders of nature, so dont stress man!

 

Thank you, thank you! No pupation yet. I got my grubs from BIC, and I'm pretty sure I've got a year or two to go with them; I got the adult D. tityus from another source in hopes of being able to mate them, since BIC didn't have larvae for that species listed on the site.


Currently raising: Dynastes tityus, Dynastes granti, Megasoma punctulatus, Chrysina gloriosa, Zophobas morio


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

Oh lol. Nice either way, hope they mate and give you the second generation :) Good luck with the grubs!

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

Fingers are crossed! Thanks!


Currently raising: Dynastes tityus, Dynastes granti, Megasoma punctulatus, Chrysina gloriosa, Zophobas morio


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:29 AM

Welcome, Travis!


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