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  1. jreidsma

    Beetle recommendations?

    I think I know what you are talking about, hardshell, its by the reptile stuff and its in a big bag. Looks like wood chips that have decomposed a little.
  2. Hi everyone I have almost no access to wood, and so I am a bit limited on what beetles I can keep. I would love to keep the larger beetles like Dynastes but I cannot get enough wood for them. Right now I am mainly keeping Eleodes, and then a few cultures of things like bean weevils, spider beetles, Tenebrio molitor, and a few diabolical ironclads. None of them necessarily need wood that I have seen. So what beetles would you all recommend I look into? I am wanting to get into some that are possibly a bit bigger than Eleodes, but nothing that requires wood or anything special. Any ideas?
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    1 day vs 2 day shipping

    Should be fine I got my acuticauda and larva in priority shipping, and then when you sent me the goryi they all arrived fine
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    Hello from South Korea!

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    Beetle recommendations?

    Oh, I never thought about that. Maybe like the wood bedding for hamsters and small animals? Blend it up and let it sit for a while moist/wet and let it decompose a little maybe.
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    Beetle recommendations?

    I didn't know petco sold wood shavings, I will have to check that out.
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    Beetle recommendations?

    Sounds like a cool beetle Those are huge compared to the water beetles around here
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    Beetle recommendations?

    I have always wanted diving beetles, I caught a bunch while I was camping but they all died shortly after all at the same time for some reason. They wouldn't eat anything I gave them either, at least that I noticed. Now if I bought some they would probably do well, but if I ever see them for sell they aren't very cheap.
  9. With the Parcoblatta around here they need a cold period for them to mature and continue their lives. But I guess the more southern species don't.
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    Beetle recommendations?

    I would rather have stuff that would breed. Tiger beetles are awesome, but I cannot find any.
  11. Do the zebra ones need a cold period?
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    Beetle recommendations?

    Even the larva eat fish food? I just started the mealworms so there aren't any larva of them to feed yet.
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    Beetle recommendations?

    There are harpalus in my yard, but they seem to only eat crickets which would get rather expensive.
  14. I don't know much about them, but I want some lol. Are they some sort of wood roach? I am trying to keep parcoblatta, too bad my mom is allergic to roaches
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    where did they go?

    The beetle hobby isn't as popular (at least that I have noticed) to, lets say, the tarantula and scorpion hobby. And it seems like if anyone is going to a forum to talk about beetles or some specific type of insect they just post on the more general, or bigger forums like Arachnoboards. This is still a very nice forum I managed to get a large number of post going in a short amount of time already
  16. Hi everyone Here are my two five gallon tanks, one has Eleodes acuticauda and the other subnitens. I will soon have some goryi and once they become beetles obscurus, laticollis, and spinipes.
  17. I use pretty much the same as Inle, coconutcoir/fiber mixed with sand. The only bad thing with this substrate is there is nothing for the babies to eat, so I put some carrots every couple inches in the soil.
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    New spider beetles :D

    According to Peter and what I have seen they are very easy to care for. Give them some cat/other dry foods and something ti climb on. Not water needed and they do fine. They have become rather lazy though, not much movement right now
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    Greetings from Delaware USA

    Nice healthy beetle you have there My hissers would hiss away every single time I would try doing anything to them, lol. But once I would pick them up they would relax more and just hang there. The babies are hard to contain though, the babies can climb anything end escape anything almost, atleast that I tried Darklings make great pets, I have three five gallon tanks set up with Eleodes subnitens, Eleodes goryi, and Eleodes acuticauda. And I have goryi, spinipes, obscurus, and laticollis larva
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    Greetings from Delaware USA

    Oh that is a wonderful picture! What all roaches and stuff do you keep? If my mom wasn't allergic to roaches I would have more than these wood roaches I caught a little while ago. If the BDFB (blue death feigning beetles) have babies let me know. Hopefully I will be getting some babies from my Eleodes and maybe we could do a trade Do you mind if I use that picture as a wallpaper? I will put your username on it so I remember who's it was if it is alright with you lol, I love your avatar. Is it a large male hissing roach? I used to breed those before my mom found out she was allergic to them.
  21. Everytime I see this I crack up I have never noticed my other Eleodes doing this, I will keep my eyes out for it and maybe record it if I see them doing it again
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    Eleodes goryi in their new tank

    They are fun little beetles They are all climbed on top of stuff now, some are still trying to move everything around