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    Shipping method in cold weather

    I would think it would be harder to ship underwater stuff in freezing weather. Thanks for the info, I'll try your way. Thanks Austin
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    Shipping method in cold weather

    No, still in the uk for one more week. Shipping should only take about 3-5 days by the way.
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    How do you pick?

    The ox beetle, lol.
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    Importing natives?

    I know it's illegal to import or export anything alive from the Uk. But I'm not sure about Japan.
  5. The top 50% is 80% wood 30% composted soil. The bottom 50% is 10% wood 40% composted soil.
  6. Well most of the wood is towards the top of the container, so the D.Tityus larvae could just be eating. Where could I buy clay from??? Would that be something that could be found at a garden store?
  7. My D.Tityus and both species of ox beetles are also doing this, if you find out what to put them in, let me know Oh and will freshwater aquarium sand work??
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    Banned insect list by state?

    Yep it certainly feels like that, lol.
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    Banned insect list by state?

    Anything that is not native and eats vegetation/organic material is illegal.
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    Any beetles give live birth?

    There are some really cool looking leaf beetles by the way: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_beetle
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    Eastern beetles in LA

    Do you know the name of the vendor who was selling those beetles???
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    Beetles that are legal to sell in America?

    good idea, just sent you a pm by the way
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    Caresheets? Fermented Sawdust?

    here is one of the best ones out there: http://bugsincyberspace.com/Rhino_Beetle_Care_Sheet.html also found this video on how to make substrate hope it helps
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    L1, L2, L3...huh?

    L1 is a larvae that has just hatched from an egg L2 is one molt above L3 is about to pupate and become a beetle
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    Beetles that are legal to sell in America?

    i have some D.Granti and D.Tityus eggs for sale by the way.
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    Beetles that are legal to sell in America?

    D.Granti, D.Tityus, lucanus elephus are the three major ones.
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    Dynastes tityus X grantii

    Let me know how long it lives for And if you get any eggs
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    Coelosis Bicornis hibernation

    It depends on the specie and the time of year. Most of the time it's 3 months or less.
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    Coelosis Bicornis hibernation

    They Barrie them selfs, don't eat that much, and are not really active are all sighs that they are hibernating.
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    Female Strategus Aloeus (Ox Beetle)

    Banana should work, but you can also try apples, oranges, and melons.
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    Hi, my name is Austin. I just started rearing beetles this year, but I have been raising reptiles since I was 5 I have over 60 different species of reptiles, and 100 total specimens. So if you guys ever have any questions on breeding or identifying reptiles I'm your guy;) I plan to attend UC Davis next year hopefully getting a minor in entomolgy, while also becomeing a vet for exotics. Right now I'm a senior in high school, and I played on my schools football team for the last 4 years. Now the season ended So i have more time to commit to my hobbies. Thanks for reading Austin
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    How do I get rid of Fruit Flies?

    I've used this technique in the past. 1)Get a cup, and poor 1/2 of red wine 2)Place a slice of fruit inside the cup, but make sure it's above the wine level 3)wrap plastic wrap on the top of the cup 4)poke tiny holes in the plastic wrap 5)Waite 24 hours, then throw the cup out, it should be filled with fruit flys