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About Hisserdude

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    Stag Beetle
  • Birthday 03/13/2000

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    Idaho, USA
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    Keeping inverts, including beetles, (especially darkling beetles). Also gardening, reading, playing monster hunter and minecraft, and watching Doctor Who and MLP:FIM.

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  1. Hisserdude

    Hello from France

    Welcome to the forum!
  2. Hisserdude

    Carabus auratus

    So pretty, wish Carabids were easier to breed! 😍
  3. Hisserdude

    Hi from Michigan

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
  4. Hisserdude

    Alaus oculatus molted to L4???

    Darklings and Elaterids both have an indeterminate number of molts, molting rather frequently and far more than three times... They can often be induced to pupate before they've reach the maximum number of molts, (I assume there is one), and the development of Alaus grubs in particular can be greatly prolonged by substandard pupation conditions... Most Alaus seem to require chunks of wood in order to construct pupal cells in, my half grown, WC Alaus melanops grub waited nearly three years for me to add a chunk of wood in it's setup to make a pupal cell in, and grew very minimally during the last two years.
  5. Hisserdude

    Emerald Euphoria (Euphoria fulgida) F2

    Congrats on breeding this neat little native, they sure are pretty! 😁
  6. Good luck, fingers crossed you can get offspring now that the new bracket fungus has reinvigorated them!
  7. Hisserdude


    Mine is @invertebratedude, I post stuff there on occasion.
  8. Hisserdude

    Howdy and Merry Christmas from Texas!

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
  9. Hisserdude

    Hello from Hawaii/Oregon!

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
  10. Hisserdude

    Mantid Forum Down

    Roach forum is down now too, (it was up all day though), maybe some sort of update?
  11. Hisserdude

    I'm a complete newb, but I'm excited to learn!

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here! 😁
  12. Hisserdude

    Hello from France !

    No problem, happy to help, really hope you can breed them, they are such interesting Tenebs! 😁
  13. Hisserdude

    Hello from France !

    Yeah most desert Tenebs I've kept would not breed at all in a flour substrate, they need a more naturalistic enclosure to breed well. I'd use a mix of sand and coconut fiber, (maybe even a little clay? Depends on the soil type in their native habitat...) and maybe some leaf litter and hope for the best, that should greatly increase larval survival rates. Keep at least one corner of the substrate moist at all times.
  14. Hisserdude

    Hello from France !

    That's a shame, seems to be a problem with new world AND old world Pimellinae then... 😕 Larvae of most Pimellinae I know of seem to be very hard to rear, and have high die off rates... What is your setup like? Substrate, diet, humidity, etc., hopefully we can find a way to keep your larvae alive until pupation...
  15. Hisserdude

    Hello from France !

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here! Wow, those Akis tuberculata look amazing, wish those were in culture here in the US! 😍 Are they easy to breed?