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    Hey there

    Maybe after they all overpopulate then trades will happen Maybe after a while I will have some Eleodes and other insects to trade. If they are under scientific study then the babies are probably being noted down, depending on what you are trying to figure out with them. Are you trying anything on them or just understanding how they live as decomposers? If you are wanting to test anything on population growth then bean weevils (I have a thread about them), Tenebrio molitor, isopods, and many others would be good subjects
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    Hey there

    You have everything I want lol. Would you be interested in a trade for some of the Millipedes or beetles? Would love to see the set ups
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    Acanthoscelides obtectus

    Don't worry I won't throw the beans out until they stop coming I think a lot of the ones still coming up were already beetles when I got them, as there were a lot of them still alive when I got them I have caught some laying eggs I think, they walk around a bean checking it out then they "sit" on it and move to another spot and do it over again
  4. Got them from titanus I am starting six colonies from the ones he sent me
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    Acanthoscelides obtectus

    Lol they keep coming out of the beans! I keep taking them out about a dozen at a time or more and they just keep coming lol. I am being very careful to make sure none escape. I am aware of how these are pests, but good thing we don't keep beans
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    Acanthoscelides obtectus

    I may use some for feeders to tiny web weaving spiders like my argiopes when they hatch. They are also useful for feeding poison dart frogs and other small animals
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    Acanthoscelides obtectus

    they are lol. For a size comparison those holes drilled in the size are smaller than ants. The smallest a drill my dad has can handle
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    Hey there

    Welcome! What sorts of things are you keeping/breeding? Are they all for work?
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    Herping At State Parks And Their Silly Rules

    I didn't know you could do that with acidophilus! Thats pretty cool I used to keep baby turtles, but never for very long. I caught a half dollar sized soft shelled but it wouldn't eat, and then I had a painted turtle about the size of a half dollar but it got to dirty.
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    My bugs keep dying!

    Pretty beetles Its funny how dung beetles can be prettier than some other beetles, most people assume dung would be nasty
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    My bugs keep dying!

    I've never seen a dung beetle in person I just noticed the head shape and it reminded me of the dung beetles that have more of a shovel tip nose.
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    Herping At State Parks And Their Silly Rules

    I wouldn't put wild caught animals in with captive bred animals though. Wild caught ones may have parasites or disease the others could pick up. I haven't ever really gotten into turtles though.
  13. Ahh, don't want to wake the beetles either I actually didn't know mine were subnitens until Orin ID-ed them for me on here
  14. Maybe you could post a picture in the picture forum on here and see what others think? I am new to Eleodes so I am not quite good at ID-ing them for sure yet.
  15. subnitens are shaped like this: http://bugguide.net/node/view/623868 acuticauda: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0cmMABNrqgE/T9ezFqoBuHI/AAAAAAAAAHs/ukxamYheLMw/s1600/Eleodes%2Bacuticauda%2BCuy%2BWds%2BJulian%2BCA%2BJune%2B2012.jpg&imgrefurl=http://cwwildernessjournal.blogspot.com/2012/06/more-insects-and-arachnids-could-there.html&h=1123&w=1500&sz=1225&tbnid=qXUbIbKhbp5vaM:&tbnh=92&tbnw=123&zoom=1&usg=__0JnrztBHUTxX-Mp1im4Op7r52f0=&docid=ABrMuoKD3d-S_M&sa=X&ei=arRjUMmLH-L30gHG7IDwBA&ved=0CDQQ9QEwAw&dur=1062 When seen in person they look a lot different in shape, but they do have their similarities. I think they like their new tanks also Eleodes seem easy to please
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    My bugs keep dying!

    I would agree with it looking like a dung beetle. Maybe try finding some beetles that will eat dry foods or fruit, something easier to deal with. Some beetles are just harder to keep than others. And also, when setting up a new container for something, try to mimic their environment. If you find a beetle in the desert then sand should be in the substrate most likely. Most inverts do well in coconutcoir/fiber as long as they don't need some sort of organic material for food in their soil. Unless it is a moth that feeds on cotton I don't think a bra would count as substrate
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    New spider beetles :D

    Who wouldn't fall in love with these little guys
  18. Hi everyone I just got this book in the mail today, and boy am I glad I got it! After reading it I realized I was keeping my Eleodes wrong So now all my eleodes are going to have a five gallon tank per species. I love this little book, Packed full of info, pictures, and much more. Explains how to care for, breed, and care for the larva of darklings. Anyone that is raising darklings of any type need this book!
  19. Hi everyone Anyone know how I could go about getting some spider beetles? After I saw them on youtube I fell in love for some reason I was thinking that maybe they would sooner or later come to some different foods if put outside. Like oats, and fruit.
  20. Acanthoscelides obtectus look interested I think the spider beetles produce two generations in a year. I have no idea how fast they reproduce though.
  21. I think you are talking about Peters video on youtube: I am going to feed them assorted dry foods. Mostly cat food, but I will give them some oats and fish food and stuff like that. And I will give them a piece of a cuttlebone for calcium, the rest of the dry foods should have enough protein and such for them.
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    Best beginner beetle?

    I would also suggest Darklings, which would include Eleodes, death feigning beetles, and other relatives. Ironclads are very easy to care for, except for some reason mine cannot site up straight or walk correctly. There are tons of easy to keep beetles. What sorts of things are you looking for in one? Here is a link to our favorite bug store, Bugs in cyberspace (owned by Peter, a admin on this site) http://www.bugsincyberspace.com/
  23. BICS Peters colony probably needs to grow a bit more before he sells them to any one else though.
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