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  1. Dubia4life

    Dung Beetle questions

    Thanks for this! I recently read about similar (possible the same) trapping methods in Orin's Ultimate Guide. Sounds very similar to a homemade minnow trap.
  2. Hey everyone! I have some questions so I can prepare early before spring/summer arrive. I live in Arkansas but I am sadly in a urban environment so I'm assuming I won't have much luck with finding much of anything. I recently purchased a copy of The Ultimate Guide and have been reading through the dung beetle chapter, (thank you Orin and to everyone who gave a helping hand with this book!) I am most interested in dung beetles atm, therefore I am going to set most of my efforts to capturing and studying WC specimens of Phanaeus, but any dung beetles will do tbh. I need as much info that you can give on finding, capturing and keeping these humble little creatures! Thanks in advance!
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    Possible stag larvae?

    Thanks, I’ll remember that for future reference.
  4. Hey everyone- I visited a wooded area near my house today and found two larvae of what I think are stags larvae. Ive never kept stags before or their larva. I need some info- what are they (stags or something else?) and what instar are they? I'm guessing it's too hard to identify species from pics and location alone. I live in AR and they were found in a rotting fallen tree that if I had to guess what kind of tree I'd guess oak? (Maybe sweet gum?) How long until pupation? Pics: (sorry for dirty fingernails lol.) https://imgur.com/gallery/4qrD8 Thanks
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    Possible stag larvae?

    I must admit I’m a little bummed out that they weren’t stags, but I do love grapevine beetles- I’ve seen only one adult before, it was my first beetle and I mistook it for a female d. Tityus. (They look nothing alike I know lol.) That beetle is what got me interested in beetles to start with. Makes me very happy, thanks!
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    Phanaeus vindex

    Man I REALLY wanted some of these, but I pretty much spent my entire "invert budget" for the year lol! I wish you the best of luck!
  7. I wish you the best of luck that he makes it to adulthood! Do keep us updated please!
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    Grub identification?

    Wow that was fast! Thanks guys I really appreciate it.
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    Grub identification?

    I think I asked this awhile ago on the pet roach forums but I'm still not sure. I am going to try to upload a few pictures on here or a link to the pictures at least. Hopefully someone can help me identify them. My first guess was cotinis nitida but I'm still not sure. I found them underneath some bricks near a rotting tree. Thanks! https://imgur.com/a/uyrDr
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    Dung Beetle questions

    Alright, thanks! I guess I'll have to go looking in a more rural area.
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    Pupating Zophobas morio

    Congrats man! Hope they do well for you and your daughter! I remember raising these as lizard food for my last bearded dragon. I always got so attached to the adults lol!
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    Greetings from Maryland

    Welcome to the Forum! I was around 13 when I collected my first pet inverts, I had a HUGE flat millipede I got from my great aunt's house in Georgia. She lived on a mountain that had all kinds of cool critters and inverts! Anyways glad to see a young aspiring entomologist on here!
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    Looking for beetles

    So I've tried my luck at using a UV light in my backyard and caught a ton of some kind of June beetle (I will post pics as soon as I find out how,) a grapevine beetle, and a Cotinis Nitida. Does anyone have any tips on catching different species? I am trying to get more grapevine beetles and more C. Nitida but after a week I haven't had much luck... any help? Thanks! -Joshua
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    Looking for beetles

    Sure thing mate, I'm not all that interested in this species tbh, but I would be happy to keep an eye open for you. If I find some I'll be sure to tell you! EDIT: This is rather gross but does anyone have any suggestions for dung beetle trapping? I have only caught flys in my bait... dog crap... I have never felt so ridiculous and questioned my sanity so many times while these setting traps...
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    Looking for beetles

    Oh man I sure hope the season isn't over yet! I guess it is for June beetles though... lol *facepalm* I really need to start going to gas stations, thanks man!
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    New to beetles, intersted in scarabs!

    Thanks mate!
  17. Hey all! I keep a few species of pet roaches at the moment, but I have fallen in love with scarabs! I have tried finding some in my area (I live in Arkansas) but I haven't had much luck, all I have found is a grapevine beetle of unknown gender. (Any tips on sexing this species?) How should I go about collecting/finding scarabs? Thanks!- Joshua