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

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  1. Bugboy3092

    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
  2. 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.
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    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?
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    hello, all

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

    Gorgeous! Will any of these guys be for sale?
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    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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    ID help - Dermestid?

    You’re lucky, those look like pleasing fungus beetle (erotylidae) pupae!
  13. I was going to individually tell this to everyone who’s bought from me, but decided to post here instead. Anywhom, to anyone who has bought stag beetle larvae from me within the last year, the larvae are now officially confirmed lucanus elaphus, and supposedly should pupate soon/have already pupated, as many of mine are now pupating and are all elaphus. Good luck for your cultures! I’ll soon have adults for sale in pairs and as single adults. Feel free to update me on how yours are doing!
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    hello from the netherlands

    Welcome! What color/shade of brown are the pupae? They’re naturally a brownish orange color that could be mistaken for death. The only thing besides that that I can think of is that the cage is too moist, pupae like a drier environment than the larvae and are prone to death with too much moisture.
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    Lucanus elaphus hibernation

    Yes they do, I would keep him at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep him in hibernation