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  1. beetlegeuse

    Megasoma punctulatus pupae

    Replying here instead of over PM so your answers can benefit anyone else who comes looking in the future: Good to hear; thank you! Would it be unwarranted to remove them from their pupal cells into a separate container? The one their pupal cells is in is rather small and doesn't have much room between the top of the foam and the lid, so it worries me that I won't be able to tell when they're actually active and ready to feed.
  2. beetlegeuse

    Megasoma punctulatus pupae

    Alright thanks! I'll hit him up. In recent news, the female just eclosed sometime last night/this morning, and I was lucky enough to get a shot of her while her she was still soft.
  3. beetlegeuse

    Megasoma punctulatus pupae

    Thanks & congrats on your three! I know you said you didn't get to see the action, but would you happen to know approximately how long it takes for them to become active once they emerge from their pupal cases? And yeah, that is really interesting! I didn't actually know that about them since I'm not that familiar with this species. It's probably a coincidence, but I still can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with the recent heat wave sweeping through.
  4. beetlegeuse

    Megasoma punctulatus pupae

    Thanks!! Ahh, I'm nervous... The male eclosed! I'm not sure if his positioning is normal or if I should be doing anything though, since this is my first time raising beetles (beyond having cultivated mealworms in the past)
  5. beetlegeuse

    Megasoma punctulatus pupae

    I got these kids from Peter what feels like ages ago, but they've finally pupated for me. Started out with 4 and lost two as larvae, but it looks like I got lucky and ended up with one male and one female. Hopefully both manage to make it out of the pupal stage with no problem. Reasonably certain this one's female: And this one's male: Female on left, male on right: I made artificial chambers for them mostly because I was worried about some of the little worms I saw in their substrate. They were all relatively small ones, so I'm not sure that they would've done any significant damage even over time, but better safe than sorry. I'm a little concerned that the chambers I made might be too big, but I'll check in on them tomorrow and see if they've managed to turn themselves around.
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