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  1. If you haven't fed them well on live prey for the last couple months it's too late in the year to be able to get them ready. Most likely you won't get eggs from them until next August.
  2. That's what I figured since you probably have mostly females just because that is the way this species is. Females can have huge horns, major males have a different horn structure but you can't tell at all with horns on medium to small specimens.
  3. How are you sexing them? There are normally more females than males.
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    Let's get to know each other!

    Welcome! I would love to see Goliathus larvae and adults available. I wish you good luck.
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    Figeater Beetles - General Questions

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    Figeater Beetles - General Questions

    The eggs are super easy to get and the larvae are super easy to rear, it's the pupation that is difficult.
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    Hello from Georgia! (USA)

    Are you buying the larvae or collecting? I'd suggest trying to find the older high-yellow stock but the old gray-green stock is pretty hardy. There's a bit of time investment so what you start with may be what you end with. This is what the yellow stock looks like though the cover scan looks a little oversaturated https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Rearing-Eastern-Hercules-Beetle/dp/0980240107
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    Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome! You'll probably have to travel south to find elaphus
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    Hello from the UK!

    Welcome! You can probably find the male in the closest crevice to the food dish.
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    Greetings from Florida!

    Welcome, you have a few of our nicest beetles in FL.
  11. I believe the 3rd edition is a reformatted 2nd edition.
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    Beetle Books?

    I stopped short of asking you to explain but you are welcome to express your opinion. I'm glad you like For the Love of Rhinoceros and Stag Beetles.
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    Beetle Books?

    The big hardcover amblypygid book (not the old, small booklet)?
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    Beetle Books?

    What books do you have?
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    Beetle Books?

    You will like "For the Love of Rhinoceros Beetles and Stags" but keep in mind my chapters in that book were written in 1999 so they contain less and slightly dated info. You can read some explanations on For the Love of.. in the intro to the Ultimate Guide to Breeding Beetles.