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    beetles, roaches, ants, biking, and WWII era tanks, I try to stay diverse ;)

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  1. Bugboy3092

    Found beetle larvae - rhino beetle?

    It doesn’t seem that there are many reference photos online of Hemiphileurus larvae, but those look like flower beetle larvae (cetoniidae) larvae to me. If the grubs “walk” on their backs, they’re definitely flower beetle grubs, but if they try to use their legs to move right side up then they’re something else.
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    Stupid Airplane Question

    I would assume the only way to get any beetles home would be to have a beetle breeding shop import them for you
  3. I don’t know much about care, but keeping some bark behind the fungus might help them? Planning to sell any of these guys any time soon? Also, it might be good to isolate the fungus in a cage for a while, just until the mold takes its toll and dies off
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    Bolitherus cornutus

    Got fungus?
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    Lubber grasshoppers

    Ah ok, thanks!
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    Polyphemus moths

    they’ve now hatched, and seem to be doing well on white oak (though not from the same tree)
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    Lubber grasshoppers

    Update: they’re now adults, although I’m not sure if they’ve bred, any wya to tell? Thanks!
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    Polyphemus moths

    Thank you! It looks like white oak was one of the most used, maybe something was just wrong with my tree
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    Polyphemus moths

    Thanks! Although I really just need to know if they have a specific oak species preference
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    Polyphemus moths

    Hey yall, so I have a Polyphemus moth that has laid eggs, but I’m not exactly certain what to feed it. I know they feed on oak, but I don’t know exactly what species they’ll eat. I tried feeding them white oak last time, but they only lasted a couple of days. Hopefully someone here can help me with this, I’m pretty much at a loss and it’ll be just a few days until the eggs hatch, thanks in advance!
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    New Keeperfrom the West Coast

    Have you considered lubber grasshoppers? They’re not beetles but they seem to be wildly easy to keep, they’re large and colorful, and they’re quite docile
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    Lubber grasshoppers

    Wow, I guess they do eat everything lol do the eggs require any special care? And do females have any specific requirements for egg laying? Also, do the nymphs mainly just eat during a certain time of day? Thanks!
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    Lubber grasshoppers

    Microptera and Guttata are the same species, Guttata is just the newer name for the species (like gymnetis caseyi being revised to gymnetis thula). Do they eat most grasses too? Thanks!
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    Lubber grasshoppers

    So, I’ve recently gotten back from Florida, and during my trip I found quite a few Romalea Guttata, and I was hoping someone could shed some light on their specific care requirements. I’ve heard they’ll eat lettuce in captivity, and that a mix of potting soil and sand does well for substrate (could potting soil be replaced with coco fiber?) how deep does it need to be? Also, what are their breeding and egg specifications? Thanks!
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    Howdy ya'll! (I never actually say that)

    Howdy to you too! Have you ever considered darkling beetles for your endeavors? Texas (and the west in general) is a great place for our largest species (mainly eleodes species).