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    What do you all make of this?

    I was going to say it could be a parasite like a horsehair worm or something, but if it isn't moving like a worm then I'm not sure.
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    What do you all make of this?

    Is it... moving? Also there's a button to embed images, but the file size requirements are ridiculously small. I'd just stick with Imgur.
  3. Keep track of your things... Not sure if anyone else has this issue, but I rode my bike almost 12 miles today for collecting, only found one scarab larva (not too bad considering it's the only one I've seen all year), and then proceeded to lose the container in the woods somewhere. I feel worse about trapping it inside and littering than I do about losing the larva.
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    Bolitherus cornutus

    Just found a female and what I think is a minor male. Any tips on care?
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    Bolitherus cornutus

    Thanks, that's really helpful! I'm super excited to get a colony of these going. I hope it works too, because the colony I found is the only one I've ever seen. It wasn't easy to get to either. All of the wooded areas with viable hardwood logs in my neighborhood seem to be covered in these weird thorny vines which I've had to cut my way through. Long story short, my entire body is now covered in scratches, but it was worth it!
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    Bolitherus cornutus

    Yes, a lot. I also found more females/minor males and one major male.
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    Baby rhino roaches!

    It's really interesting that she moved the leaves for the babies. Is this a common trait with larger roaches or is it unique to this species?
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    Flake Soil Questions

    I just bought the ingredients today to make flake soil using Ratmosphere's recipe. I'm still a little confused on its use, though. Can it work as the sole substrate for rhinos/stags (not that I plan to use it like that) or is it merely meant as a base along with other things like wood and leaves? Also, would a small amount be helpful in flower beetle substrate as well, or would that be a waste?
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    Unexpected alarm

    It wouldn't surprise me if it chewed threw the glass too haha. Maybe a steel box would be better.
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    Youtube channels, beetle breeding related

    Beetles as Pets doesn't post as actively as Daniel Ambuehl, but they still have some good content. Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClYlEk4_Nau_9LmFubu3_ug
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    Hello from Czechia

    Welcome!
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    Unexpected alarm

    Assuming that is Orthosoma brunneum, I had a similar experience last year. It managed to push the lid off of its enclosure and wake me up at 4 am by flying circles around my room. The funny thing is, I somehow knew exactly what it was the moment I heard it buzzing in the dark; I wasn't even confused. They're just crazy animals.
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    Baby rhino roaches!

    That's incredible!! Congratulations!
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    Chrysina beyeri (video)

    Wow, they're absolutely gorgeous... The name jewel scarab is very well deserved, although I would consider these to be even better looking than actual jewels lol.
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    whos that pokemon?

    Dynastes hercules? Just a shot in the dark (definitely not based on your previous posts 😉)
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    New Beetle Enthusiast!

    Hey! Welcome to the forum.
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    Question on cleaning specimens for pinning

    I made a youtube video on making relaxing chambers a while ago. It's pretty straightforward, so you probably won't really have to watch it lol.
  18. They make good pets but usually don't live very long (a few months at least). If you want a large beetle to keep as a pet, large stag beetles like Dorcus have slightly longer lifes (a year or two).
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    Greetings from Quebec

    I've heard about that! I even new someone on Instagram who kept a colony of superworms for recycling styrofoam. It's incredible!
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    Expected earnings for invert sellers

    I know income is usually a sensitive subject, but I figured since probably little to no one in the hobby is actually able to make a living off of selling inverts, that some people wouldn't mind answering. As I posted a while ago, I'm working on my own pet invert website and have found that the package I need to run my website with the site builder I use is a little more costly than I expected. Since this is such a small hobby and there aren't exactly statistics on it, I was just wondering, for anyone who's been selling for a long time, how much should I expect to make starting off?
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    Greetings from Quebec

    Hi, welcome to the forum! And it might be hard to get a hold of, but Xyloryctes jamaicensis is a species of rhino beetle that can be found in south-east Canada. They're about 20-35 mm long. Arthur V Evans' The Beetle of Eastern North America* says that they can be found in Ontario, but I'd assume that means they're probably in parts of Quebec too. *I accidentally put the wrong book title at first, but I edited it. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Expected earnings for invert sellers

    I'm not sure, I'll have to check when I get home. And I could, but I've spent so much time on my website that I really don't want to have to remake it lol.
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    Expected earnings for invert sellers

    Yeah, I wish that he had covered fungus darklings a little more in it, but I also have his guide on breeding darkling beetles specifically which I believe he goes more in depth on them in.
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    Expected earnings for invert sellers

    Oh, that's awesome! Now I'm really motivated to find a colony! I have the ultimate guide also so I'll to do some reading in the darkling section. "Ladybug darkling" is also a really good name too!
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    Expected earnings for invert sellers

    Hm, interesting. How do you keep the enclosure humid without causing mold growth on the dead fungus?
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