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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

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

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

    Hello from France !

    No problem, happy to help, really hope you can breed them, they are such interesting Tenebs! 😁
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. Hisserdude

    Let's Nerd it Up!

    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here!
  7. Hisserdude

    Baby rhino roaches!

    Congratulations, happy to see they're all doing fine still!
  8. Hisserdude

    Hello from Georgia! (USA)

    Welcome to the forum!
  9. Hisserdude

    Baby rhino roaches!

    Very nice, glad they are growing so well!
  10. Hisserdude

    Alobates pensylvanica care?

    Weird, mine seemed to spend a lot of time chewing into the bark in their enclosure, but they didn't really seem to be eating it, just chewing...
  11. Hisserdude

    Alobates pensylvanica care?

    Good to know, to be honest I can't remember if I gave mine fruits or not!
  12. Hisserdude

    Alobates pensylvanica care?

    Good luck, was able to get mine to lay eggs, but the larvae didn't do so well, couldn't get any close to maturity... Still not sure quite why, probably several aspects of my husbandry were incorrect. The adults were a lot hardier, but even then I couldn't really tell what their preffered foods were...
  13. Hisserdude

    Alaus lusciosus

    Alaus grubs aren't too difficult to rear or feed, they just require fresh invertebrate prey, you can bury smashed bits of mealworms or roaches for smaller instars, and can move on to live prey for larger ones. Coconut fiber seems to work fine for a substrate, but when it comes time to pupate, they'll seek out large pieces of dead wood to bore into, (doesn't have to be rotten, just dead). In my experience with A.melanops, their larvae just won't pupate without this wood chunk, but apparently other Alaus will settle on top of their substrate and pupate there after a while. Adults just eat fresh fruits, and would probably accept beetle jellies too. Obviously larvae need to be separated from a young age, as they are predatory and quite cannibalistic...
  14. Hisserdude

    Howdy ya'll! (I never actually say that)

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

    Beetle care & husbandry websites

    Thank you for reading, I'll definitely be writing some more caresheets for species I've bred successfully!