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    Finding beetles

    If you want to find larvae, you can go to a hardwood forest and flip over rotten logs, you can also look inside tree holes to find larvae of the eastern Hercules beetles.
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    Moneilema gigas (cactus longhorn)

    Welp, that’s probably why you haven’t found many. These guys are mostly active, and can be found standing on top of the cactus, at dusk and night. At least in New Mexico, they seem to be quite plentiful if you look at the right time (we’re going there in a week, and I plan to hunt for them heavily as we travel).
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    Moneilema gigas (cactus longhorn)

    Im heading to New Mexico soon and plan to capture some there, are you mainly searching at day or at night?
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    Hello from Utah!

    Welcome! You’ll definitely find all the info you need here!
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    Embaphion muricatum Questions

    1. Yes 2.yes 3. These don’t live nearly as long as asbolus, but likely have a similar lifespan to most eleodes species 4. Hisserdude will probably be along to answer that question, but they likely lay eggs in the same way as eleodes (a few dozen at a time, but not every day) 5. Not sure, but a roach might make an even better “desk pet” than any easily accessible beetle, I can only imagine a huge, speckled peppered roach perched on a small branch cleaning its wings, making quite a magnificent display for any coworkers, although I guess if you work from home it doesn’t really matter what other people are seeing lol
  6. I’d imagine it’s some kind of ruteline, but I’m not sure
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    Hello from Southern Arizona!

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    Hello from Michigan!

    He’s a user on the forum
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    Hello from Northeast Florida

    Welcome! Do you plan to start keeping/breeding them anytime soon?
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    Hello from Michigan!

    Welcome to the forum! It’s awesome that your daughter is starting out young with these, as that usually plants the seeds of a great keeper! Bugsincyberspace sells death feigning beetles, Garin does too.
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    Bug camp 2018

    Welp, it’s almost time for the annual msu bug camp, and I’m stoked! Of course, I gotta ask if anyone else here will happen to be going, as it’s always fun to meet fellow breeders! Also, as a side note, effective Thursday, I won’t be shipping out any orders until I get back from camp, which will be a week or so. So if you want any of my insects in the ads, please submit any orders BEFORE Wednesday, any orders put in after Wednesday will be shipped when I get back.
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    Revenge shall be ours

    Yep, definitely haha
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    Revenge shall be ours

    Yep, that’s what I’m talking about. the problem is, if you don’t use a sensationalist dialogue, it’s much less likely you’ll reach a larger audience, but if you use a sensationalist tone, you run a higher risk of having a cascade effect. Even “be respectful and they won’t bother you” would have it seem that even though they should be appreciated, they’re still dangerous and thus should be separated from our lives, which is almost exactly what we don’t want. We want them to be appreciated, and respected, but embraced and accepted as what they are. Not like I’d want to see dynastes tityus being bought through vending machines, like allomyrina are in japan, but there should be more positive publicity for our insect friends, not in the way of a man being stung and writhing on the ground for ten minutes because of it (if you keep velvet ants, and get stung somewhat often, you would know that it’s not nearly painful enough to make a grown man almost fall to the ground, not to mention the fact that he was using a less painful species (yes some velvet ants are more painful than others)).
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    Revenge shall be ours

    Couldn’t agree with you more on that last part! You may have heard of a popular YT channel “brave wilderness/coyote Peterson”, anyways, they’re basic “motto” is to respect animals and insects at a distance, which they repeat regularly. As you can imagine, this is the exact opposite of what we want, as it would seem to impose that the creatures are dangerous, and could cause the audience to question what they’ve heard and what they’re hearing.
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    Mecynorrhina hatched out

    Thanks! I would post a photo here, but it’s very hard to crop it and everything haha
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    Mecynorrhina hatched out

    Well, today marks the day that I have officially raised an exotic beetle to maturity. I am in Texas right now, but back in Georgia one of my mecynorrhina pupae has just hatched into a beetle! Super excited for this! And I cant wait til more hatch and theyre ready to breed! If you want pictures of them, youd have to ask me directly (though at some point in the near future Ill try to make a YT vid update.)
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    Mecynorrhina hatched out

    Progress: color development is complete, and his horn has folded into place! Despite the fact that in every photo he looks like an exact copy of his dad, apparently he has green genes somewhere in there, as his thorax is a slightly bluish green. All other “colored” parts are blue. He also tried to fly today, an experience which none of my family are likely to forget haha.
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    Hello from Southern California!

    Welcome to the forum! There are lots of great beetles (particularly darklings) in California, so good luck with them!
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    Summer collecting advice

    Yes, and the best way to look for them is to excavate tree holes, I’ve found zero under rotten logs, but quite a few in the holes. Finally, always make sure that the adults have food, they could want to eat at any time.
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    Velvet ant

    I think that dasymutilla will also parasitize bombus spp.
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    Revenge shall be ours

    Yup, hehe, welcome to my world.
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    Thoughts on new layout?

    My only main issue is that it removed my old photo lol
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    C gloriosa emerged

    Oooooh es georgious! I will consult the ultimate guide and get back to you.
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    Hello from Maryland

    Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy it here, and in a week or so I’ll be back in Georgia shipping out again, I have lucanus larvae.
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    Thoughts on new layout?

    Haha I guess the best social website in the world has a new look! Same opinion here though!