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    Mezium spp. (affine?)

    I got a bunch from cfredsma several years ago and they are still going. I Love mine too! Great photo!
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    Baby rhino roaches! (AGAIN!)

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the nymphs! You've done well (and so have Papa and Mama roaches)! How are you keeping yours? Can you give us some details on their setup?
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    Terrestrial Inverts Job

    If only I lived closer! I would love to work with inverts as a job again!
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    Lubber grasshoppers

    I used to sell these years ago. Lived in FL and would catch them from my yard. If you post pictures of the adults I can sex them for you. But simply, females are larger, males are smaller. The tip of the abdomen in males is round and in females it's pointed.
  5. Does the 3rd edition cover any other types of beetles that the 2nd edition did not cover?
  6. Here are photos of my Harlequin Flower Beetles (Gymnetis caseyi). I've been keeping and breeding inverts for over 15 years but this is my first time breeding flower beetles. My only other beetle breeding experience is with Eleodes subnitens. I started out with L3 Grubs, you can read abut them and see photos here: http://beetleforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2081&hl My adults have been mating and laying eggs. Eggs and young larvae next to a pen. Adults feeding on brown sugar beetle jelly! Yum!
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    Carnivorous Plants

    You are welcome! If you join terraforums, look me up and say "hello". The name is the same.
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    For the Love of Rhinoceros and Stag Beetles, Third Edition

    How is the 3rd edition different from the 2nd edition? Is the only change the two new chapters on Goliath beetles, and the one on Dynastes hercules paschoali?
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    Carnivorous Plants

    Terraforums.com is the best Carnivorous Plant forum I've found. Most members agree on ways to grow plants there and I've had much success with help from those members. Also a great book is: The Savage Garden. Good Luck!
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    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! ?
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    Beetle Party

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

    That is super fun! Great picture, thanks for posting!
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    Homosexuality in beetles?

    Sometimes they try too hard: A 3 stack. A 5 stack, with one about to join!
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    is this a beetle or?

    Beetle? Yes. Family Meloidae?
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    Why is he does this?

    That title made me do a real "lol". Thank you for that! Anyway, good luck with your larvae.
  16. I got the email too. I'm more interested in the free book (as I have the 2nd edition), and asked if he would sell it.
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    Grapevine Hoplia!

    You'd be supprised, that fact does not dawn on everyone. Good Luck!
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    Grapevine Hoplia!

    I think I read that they like to eat . . . wait for it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grapes!
  19. These two things have been going on for a while. I tried to contact Peter Clausen (our Root Admin) but his mail box seems to be full. Anyway, I can't seem to copy and paste anything into the forum (like the space where I typed this, before it was posted), or the reply box below.. As for photos, when I bring up the box to put in a URL for a photo or a link, once I press "OK", nothing happens. When I press "CANCEL" to get out of the box, it does not go away. If I press the "X" in the top corner, another box pops up and says "Some of the options have been changed. Are you sure to close the dialog?" (yes, it says exactly that). If I hit "OK" the 2nd popup box goes away, but nothing changes on the screen. I still have the link box up. The only way to clear it, and be able to type again, is to refresh the web page. But then anything that was typed before is lost. Soooo . . . . . how do I fix this?
  20. Back on July 30, 2014, I got 2 pairs of adult Mallodon dasystomus from one of our amazing members. I witnessed the beetles breeding, they laid eggs and the eggs hatched out as tiny larvae. I raised the larvae through all instars, and a few days ago (April 25, 2016), I discovered one pupa and one beetle! I did not go through the other's substrate/log, because I did not want to disturb them. I was so excited I didn't even think to take photos. But I am thrilled that they have come full circle! I'm now waiting for the pupae to turn into adults, and for the current adults to come to the surface. I hope things continue to go well. I'd love to get them breeding and go through the cycle again!
  21. If you come out to Savannah, on your way though GA, let me know! Either way, have an amazing trip and good luck on the move!
  22. For collecting anything in a National Forest, I think you need a permit. They should be around $20 or sometimes free. Good Luck!
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    Importing beetles

    It's all good. Just helping ya out.
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    Importing beetles

    Look for a thread called "Importing beetles in CA" on this website, and read the last post.
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    Hello! Keeping bugs in the states, compared to keeping bugs in Japan, is very different, however it can be done! What type of beetles are you interested in? Did you just visit or did you live in Japan?