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

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  1. Bugboy3092

    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).
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    Greetings from the US(east coast)

    Welcome! The east is pretty much the place to be if you’re into rhinos, stags, or forest darklings
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    Bug collecting.

    Haha, maybe it’s the down south triad, once I found nearly 100 lucanus elaphus grubs in one place (yes I’m sure on their id and no I didn’t take them all)
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    Plant collecting

    Haha yes, I personally try to stock up right before fall, right when the leaves are oldest and moldiest (the fungus is what’s decaying the leaves) and for the most part that’s my winter supply. If you dig a lit,e you can still find the moldy layer under the fresh leaves, but some of it will have died off and there may be fresh ones mixed in
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    Bug collecting.

    Considering where you live, Georgia is probably your best chance at a good amount of large beetles. South Carolina is good too, but Georgia is probably the best state for lucanus elaphus (they’re plague here)
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    Beetle Identifications

    The first one is definitely alobates, the second one appears to be penthe pimelia (I think that’s how it’s spelled).
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    Alobates pensylvanica care?

    Maybe, I guess good luck importing eastern termites lol (that’s the only thing I could possibly imagine them preying upon, they just seem way too soft)
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    Beetles in Maine

    It mainly depends on the species you’re looking for. Elaphus are limited to the southern parts of the range (supposedly they go no further than New York, and likely are extremely hard to find that far north, while you can find dozens per day down here) while capreolus are common up into Connecticut (and I believe adjacent Canada).