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About cfreidsma

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    Michigan
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    Vintage computing, computers and tech in general, invertebrates, snakes, exotic animals and plants, cats, cryptocurrency, gaming, MLP:FIM

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  1. cfreidsma

    New darkling tank

    This is the first time I have seen one of the Edrotes. I swear it looks like a large fuzzy ladybug. Would having the bottle in there hurt anything? I tested giving them some small plastic containers with moist cotton balls in them, and many of the beetles loved it. These dried up incredibly fast though. The way I managed to get this new dish with bottle working is that it only keeps the cotton balls wet/moistened. The room the tank is in stays hot and tends to dry things out, and so I figured it would be nice for the times there aren't jellies or fruits in there.
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    New darkling tank

    Hi everyone I had a couple Eleodes, and a couple other darklings that stay in the chola wood from Bugs in Cyberspace, and received the rest from Garin a couple days ago. There are now some Asbolus verrucosus, one Edrotes sp., and several Eleodes sp. beetles in addition to the few I had already. The Edrotes has to be one of the cutest surprises I've ever gotten. The Asbolus are very active, and seems to be the most interactive of the group. The Eleodes come in so many species, breed in captivity, and were some of the first beetles I kept and bred. (Short video of the beetles) (Tank) (Tank) (Asbolus) (Little one is Edrotes)
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    Harpalus sp.

    I can just pre kill the fruit flies then. That and small crickets for once they grow a little bit.
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    Harpalus sp.

    Right now they are in a plastic shoe tote with around two inches of coconut. They loved the pelleted fish food I am giving my Eleodes. One carried one away into its little burrow it made. I'll see about getting some small mealworms. I'll separate the larva and eggs as I see them like you said then. Fruit flies would probably be good for them. Thanks
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    Rove Beetle?

    That looks like it thanks
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    Harpalus sp.

    ​Found quite a few of these in Allegan and Grand Haven Michigan. I collected a few to hopefully start a breeding project. If anyone knows anything about breeding and/or keeping these feel free to post I am thinking they are omnivorous. I think I remember being told a few years back, but I cannot remember where.
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    Rove Beetle?

    Found this in Grand Haven Michigan in a wood pile. At first I thought it was some sort of larva, but realized it has wings. This thing had me confused for a few minutes. I am thinking it is some species of rove beetle. Assuming it is carnivorous for now.
  8. This decently large beetle singled me out and landed on me. Was flying straight at me, and as I turned, it turned with me so it landed on my back. I have to say that this was a first. Took it home to figure out an ID. Figured I would share the couple images I took. Guess I should have taken some with it out of the container. I let it go outside after figuring out what it was. I can't really keep anything that needs a lot of wood right now anyways, and you can't really breed something when you only have one.
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    Flour Beetle?

    Ah, alright. Never seen one of these before from Michigan. This year so far has been interesting. Thanks
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    Flour Beetle?

    I am kind of thinking grain beetle now. The head and mandible shapes match better. If anything knows the ID let me know. Either way I am keeping it and hoping it is a pregnant female. I'll keep it in the small cup for now with flour and dry foods.
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    Flour Beetle?

    Hi everyone, While sitting and enjoying YouTube, this little guy crawled on my leg. Looks a lot like some sort of flour beetle.
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    New Darklings and their tank

    I'm hoping I keep larva from them all. At the very least from the Eleodes, but I don't have multiple beetles yet. Just have to see what happens. That does indeed look like them. Maybe we should invent a DNA test for beetles.
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    My Spider Beetle Colonies

    Turns out they do enjoy a moist cotton ball. I will start keeping one in the containers with them.
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    New Darklings and their tank

    Managed to find one of them hiding in the cholla wood. They were much calmer this time
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    My Spider Beetle Colonies

    Pretty much. They are probably the easiest thing to care for that you could ever get I am kind of curious about what they would do with a moist cotton ball or something like that now though.
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