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    Larva I found under a log

    I am thinking some sort of native Michigan darkling or click beetles.
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    Harpalus sp?

    Just caught it yesterday and it ate a cricket last night
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    Beetles Again

    Once again I will suggest Eleodes The lovable, long lived darklings. Many species are available from many different people online, Peter (bugs in cyber space) as Eleodes subnitens for pretty cheap and they are a pretty good starterspecies. The larva are easy to keep. I just use coconut coir as substrate, let it dry out and keep some potato and carrots buried. The adults will eat fruit, dry foods (like cat food, cuttlebones, oats, hermit crab foods, and the like) and pretty much anything you can give them. A five gallon tank can house quite a few. Mites are not an issue unless they get on the fruit, but then you just take out the fruit for a few weeks. I never have any big issues with pest in my tanks, as these are desert species and mites aren't really
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    Deltochilum gibbosum

    Oh so unusually shaped for most of the stuff I keep Wonderful beetles
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    German roaches!

    Cute little guys I will have to agree, I will be staying away from this species as the possibility of infestation sounds too high (at least for my moms taste)
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    Bolitotherus cornutus 2013

    Wonderful looking little beetles.
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    Beetle ID

    I don't know what it is but thats one large darkling!
  8. Hi everyone, I have, multiple times now, found pupa in my Eleodes tanks. In both my Eleodes subnitens and Eleodes goryi tanks I have found multiple pupa and a few pre pupa in their own pupal cells. There has been one right up again the glass in my goryi tank for quite some time now, I have been watching it to see how it does without being separated. Has anyone else noticed this? I have read multiple times that they will not pupate in communal set ups but mine are, and it appears that they are not damaged or eaten any at all. (I have not gotten any from the acuticauda tank, so this has no tie to the deformed emerging beetles)
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    Eleodes pupa!

    I finally got some obscurus pupa
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    Eleodes pupa!

    I was digging through my subnitens tank and one of the larva pupated in the soil, with the rest of the larva and adults in the tank with it also.
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    happy birthday

    Happy Birthday!
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    Ometeo's picture thread

    Wonderful Photos!
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    A bit late, but welcome!
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    Guess what species this is

    Very cool
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    Hello Everyone

    Welcome! Wonderful beetles you have there
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    Corucia zebrata zebrata

    Wonderful lizard
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    Welcome! Roaches are wonderful My mom is allergic to roaches though so I cannot keep many I recomend Eleodes as a good beetles also
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    The Tillandsia Forums is now open!

    Thanks Air plants are very awesome!
  19. Hi everyone As many of you know I have been working on my own website about air plants, well now it is open! Home page: http://thetillandsiaforums.com/ gallery: http://thetillandsiaforums.com/gallery/ Forums: http://thetillandsiaforums.com/forums/ Chat: http://thetillandsiaforums.com/chat/ I had to completely redo the gallery, the images broke after being uploaded to my server :/ but I like how this gallery looks better as people can upload photos and comment Everything is working that I have seen; however, if any issues come up, you have ideas, or just want to comment on something contact me in any way. I am open to all suggestions.
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    We're Back!

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    Forum Changes

    There probably was, sometimes things come across differently online then what the people posting thought it would. That's why I reworded it to be less wordy
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    Forum Changes

    I did just edit/reworded my first post, in case it was offending or something. I asked if we knew who the new mods were, was wanting to welcome them like I do on all the other forums.
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    Forum Changes

    I am guessing coy means asking too many details or something of the like? Sorry didn't mean to pry or anything, looking forward to the new forum updates Maybe we will get a nice community going
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    Forum Changes

    Sounds like some nice changes are coming
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    Sending my address in a PM