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About Bugboy3092

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  • Birthday 01/17/2003

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

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  1. Bugboy3092

    Hi from MN

    Welcome! While you won’t find any exotic species publicly here, many people supply the other species!
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    ID help- eastern Hercules beetle?

    The oils on your hands won’t harm the grub (if anything they’d probably add to the wax layers on the skin of the larva, which is good), handling related deaths are mainly due to the stress of being dug up too often. It’s definitely an eastern Hercules, almost all stag beetle grubs have orange heads, whereas most rhino beetles have dark brown heads (although I believe strategus May have orangish heads too). Definitely toss the cotton ball, it’ll do more harm than good if the grub ingests it (I haven’t heard of it before, but I bet it’s possible a grub could “choke” on cotton). Also, how deep is that substrate? A healthy grub should almost never be seen on the surface, and the sub should be at least 4 inches deep.
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    ESA conference 2018

    It’s that time again when ESA rolls around, anyone else going to the conference in Vancouver??? I swear a couple of people here went last year, but I didn’t know that in time, so anyone else gonna be there?
  4. Bugboy3092

    Hug me.

    Give me the spider and I’d hug him twice lol
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    Limits of Temperature for D. tityus

    Keeping many larvae together can slow down growth, but keeping a few together will help to ensure they emerge at the same time
  6. Most of the “complete guide”s are like that, if you’re gonna get a beetle book, the ultimate guide is the only one you’ll need
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    Limits of Temperature for D. tityus

    I don’t know exactly what the temp range is for them, but 75 is a good temperature. warrmer temps don’t cause their lifespan to decrease (unless of course you cook them lol), that is probably referring to the fact that they hibernate as adults for part of the year, and if yanked out of hibernation early their lifespan will decrease. optimal temperatures, supplement feeding, low competition, and keeping larvae together (not a lot in a single container, just enough so that they can detect each others presence), and quality substrate are all factors of growth rate.
  8. Bugboy3092

    Greetings from Long Island, New York!

    Welcome! While there definitely won’t be much in the city, a summer roadtrip to the southern part of the state is likely to get you some stags, or if you go north you may find osmoderma
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    Wheel bug care

    Sooo, I have a few wheel bugs (one I caught, and two more I got from my friend) but I’m having trouble finding anything on caring for them (although I read that eggs are apparently hard to keep alive). So does anyone have any advice on care for these? I’m mainly looking for nymph care, as I know my adults will die soon after laying eggs (I’ve already got some eggs from one of the females) but I’m not sure how to keep the eggs and nymphs. Thanks in advance!
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    Rhino beetles!

    Gorgeous! It’s either Antaeus or aloeus, probably more likely Antaeus. If you find any more keep us posted! Do you have the ultimate guide to breeding beetles?
  11. Bugboy3092

    hello, all

    Welcome! This really is the best place to start when getting into beetles, and you won’t regret signing up!
  12. Bugboy3092

    Goliath beetles

    Gorgeous! Will any of these guys be for sale?
  13. Bugboy3092

    Beetles in Maine

    If you’re looking for area data, check inaturalist, as that seems to be a good check. Otherwise I would avoid looking online, as many websites have false or unpacked data on the ranges of insects, although bugguide.net might be more accurate (I would definitely avoid Wikipedia, insectidentification.net (I’m pretty sure that vinegaroons don’t live in Georgia lol) and any non-entomologist-run websites (including blogs, info pages, etc). The book of beetles (Patrice Bouchard) appears to state the the species doesn’t range further than New York (in the book the states aren’t labeled, and continents are the only regional boundaries), beetles of eastern North America (Arthur v evans) (almost certainly the most reliable book for finding ranges on eastern beetle species of any kind) states them only ranging north to Pennsylvania. I’ve never seen any sources state they range further north, so it seems quite likely that the answer is no, they don’t live in Maine, or near it sadly. Now if you ever happen to be in Georgia, they’re plague here, and I’ve never even seen a capreolus in the state.
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    Finding beetles

    Specifically, live hardwood trees that have rotted out insides, oftentimes if there are dynastes inside you’ll see frass pellets in the wood, which is a giveaway that grubs are there. Be careful though, spiders, ants, and other creatures hide in the cool, moist insides and may defend themselves if bothered.
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    Lucanus elaphus hibernation

    It’ll probably work, and yes they also require a hibernation period
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