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    Dynastinae, Lucanidae, hunting, collecting, fine arts, studio arts, dancing, hiking, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, anime, shamanism, spirituality, nature, traveling, breeding beetles, botany,
  1. InsectaJaeger888

    Arizona beetles

    Tuson Arizona is a mega hotspot for Dynastes Granti but I would advise getting there early in the beetle collecting season because you will be have a lot of steep competition with other collectors
  2. So what I am curious about now is since carnivorous beetles are technically exempt from the permit requirements would that mean that rhinoceros beetles in the genus Phileurus which are all carnivorous in nature could be purchased and shipped to another state without permit?
  3. Oh wait Beetle- Experience is Beetle Source your website!?! I didn't realize that you were a member of the forum my apologies of referring to you in 3rd person.
  4. Interesting thank you guys for replying and thank you for your insights they are most helpful. I just got a reply from Steven who is the host of the Beetle Source website in Louisiana. His response is the same as yours Beetle-Experience in regard to inter-state imports and exports of insect species. I have read the regulation exceptions regarding beetle but does a species like the Triceratops beetle which is a rhinoceros beetle but is also considered a carnivorous species able to be imported to California without regulations or permits?
  5. So I've been discussing with a fellow beetle enthusiast over the email for a couple of days regarding the strictions, regulations and freedom of certain species that allowed to be imported or shipped between countries and between states. Apparently importing stag beetles (both exotic and domestic since the entire Lucanidae family is allowed) into the US is not illegal although vaguely put it seems that those purchasing stag beetles require a permit (again this is not really defined properly). Originally I didn't believe this until the guy I was talking with sent me a pdf file of a page from the USDA website containing a list of species that are allowed to be imported to California. What I did notice though was that rhinoceros beetles was not on the list at all. In the past I have purchased both adult stag and rhinoceros beeltes from other states without hassle or any problems from Bugsincyberspace.com so for me at least I find it a tad bit confusing as there to draw the line with the laws and regulation in terms of importing pet beetle species both exotic and domestic? The problem for me is that there are so many rumors floating around about the regulations of import and export laws on domestic and exotic insect species that I am having a hard time grasping which is true and which is not. Because I don't want to get into any trouble with the law but I also want to know where my boundaries are in matters like this? Does anyone know for certain because I understand that these laws vary from state to state but there most be an overall standard though?
  6. Interesting although I live further north in the East Bay region that is certainly not too far away however I do have to acknowledge that since the Bay Area is kind of the half way point between Northern California and southern Cali it will all have to depend on weather. This winter is colder and wetter than in the last 4 to 5 years and while rain is a good thing for all insects I do not know if the coldness will cause species like Cotinis mutabilis and the fluxation of northern and southern fauna of insects in California to retreat south or proceed northward. I guess we will have to wait and see but please let me know if you spot any.
  7. I've been wondering how far north does the species Cotinis mutabilis extend to. I have seen records of them being as far north as the Central valley region of California but I've been wondering if they exist in the San Francisco bay area of California?
  8. Hey I was just wondering are there members here from California who are open to trading or selling live beetles?

  9. That is the idea Pewrune initially the red brown stag beetle has smaller mandibles then the elephant stag beetle but often times major males of the red brown stag have larger bodies than major male elephant stag beetles. If combining the body size and mass of the red brown stag with the elephant stag's massive mandibles would create a hybrid that would technically be the largest stag beetle in north America.
  10. Hmm I see then well it was worth asking as there is no information I could find on my own about this and it seems like no one has actually tried this for themselves.
  11. So I bring this question up after seeing another post asking if rhinoceros beetle species under the genus Dynastes could interbreed or hybridize. In some species this is true and an experiment done in the early 21st Century proved it by crossbreeding two north American species Dynastes tityus and Dynastes Granti. Both were closely related and seemed almost identical with exception to thoracic horn length and coloration. Given that I must ask has anyone ever crossbred and created a hybrid of the north American stag beetle species Lucanus elaphus and Lucanus capreolus? Both species are roughly within the same size and length range as well as both species have the same breeding requirements and although different in appearance the two species share most anatomy features with exception to two things of course. The males mandible size and head shape and the length of the males genitals. L. elaphus has a longer penis and its apparent when comparing pupae however it can't be said that it is possible for a male L. elaphus to breed with a female L. capreolus as his genital would certainly be long enough to reach the unfertilized eggs. A question of whether any offsprings would survive and whether they would be fertile or sterile is in question but what do you member of the beetleforum community think about this hypothesis and do you think it is worth experimenting on? cuz I am thinking of performing this experiment next year given that I can find the appropriate logs.
  12. InsectaJaeger888

    Best 50 Cents Ever Spent

    Nice I bought a book titled Insects of the World by Walter Linsenmaier for $2.50 the best 900+ pages I have ever bought. Its about the in depth detail of insect morphology, behavior, biochemistry and of course the different families and subfamilies of insects. The book is old even by 1991 it was already out of print and I was lucky since a college in Boston was trying to get rid of it on Amazon to make room for new textbooks. The illustrations are breathtaking of mixed media acrylic, color pencils and ink with very decisive creature design applied to each and every illustration.
  13. InsectaJaeger888

    For the love of rhinoceros and stag beetles 3

    IS THIS TRUE!!!! OMG !!!! But what sections did he extend on, what new subject matters does the new edition cover?, and did he include any new species of beetle families?
  14. InsectaJaeger888

    Mole Cricket

    Is this a Northern or Southern mole cricket?
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