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    Revenge shall be ours

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    Beetle Wish List

    I'd be satisfied with a _Titanus giganteus_ L3.
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    State of the Hobby(TM)

    Re the beetle hobby, I strongly concur with sentiments expressed above: small is beautiful.
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    Greetings from Quebec

    _Tenebrio molitor_ larvae will eat and digest Styrofoam: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b02661
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    Hydroquinone In Eleodes hispilabris

    Indeed, human-perceived odor can be extremely deceptive! To cite just two examples, in rarefied amounts hydrogen cyanide smells like bitter almonds and phosgene like freshly cut hay.
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    Hydroquinone In Eleodes hispilabris

    Not all hydroquinones smell foul to us. Dimethyl hydroquinone, for example, has a sweet, fruity aroma and is often employed as an ingredient in perfumery.
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    Blue Death feigning beetles have Galea?

    You're welcome! The definitive answer is probably squirreled away on some dust-covered shelf of entomological dissertations. Good luck finding it!
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    Blue Death feigning beetles have Galea?

    I'd wager that they do but can't prove it with a specific, authoritative cite. Many beetles, including Tenebs with similar lifestyles, bear galea as integral components of their maxillae.
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    Scolopendra gigantea handling

    Have you been bitten in the socialization process? Would like to know more about your technique, but I won't presume to probe into any trade secrets.
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    Going to Japan

    Have a pleasant & productive trip!
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    Beetle breeding over long term with close relations.

    Supposedly, protracted close inbreeding forces recessive genes - most of which are adverse - to manifest. Please note, however, that I'm not a geneticist nor do I play one on TV. Clearly, long-term inbreeding never harmed European royals: just look at illustrious rulers like Charles II of Spain.
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    Scolopendra angulata socialization

    Interesting & impressive!