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  1. I was given two live female Dynastes tityus a couple days ago. What is the probability that at least one of them is ready to lay eggs this time of year?
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    I think I used to have a little bag of Osmoderma frass but I think I used it for something a while ago. No matter, I'll have to stock some up for next time haha.
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    This is my first time keeping any rhinos lol.
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    I also feel like I should mention that I had to buy some flake soil to mix into the substrate. I got no eggs with my original setup, probably because there was a lot more topsoil than rotten wood and leaves.
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    I would do that if I had any Dynastes frass. This is my first time keeping them though.
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    I just checked yesterday and so far I have 20 eggs!! I also noticed 2 egg mites which were swelled up like balloons. I killed them and I hope there aren't too many more. I guess I should've cleaned the females before setting them up....
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    Baby rhino roaches!

    They're so cute! I'm loving these updates.
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    How often should I check?
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    I set them up on Monday, so I was planning to wait about a week. Perhaps I should wait longer though. Also, I have both females set up in the same tank, is that a bad idea? And I'm not able to move them to other bins due to material shortages. I could buy some flake soil if I really had to, but I'd rather hold off on that until I get larvae, to be honest.
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    Likelihood of WC D. tityus females to be fertilized?

    I have them set up in a 5 gallon with ground rotten wood and leaves and topsoil. I'll check this weekend for eggs. I'm really excited 😁
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    Bumelia longhorn (Plinthocoelium suaveolens) (video)

    Super interesting, thanks for the links. I wish there was a follow-up about the larva collected live in the beetles in the bush post.
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    AAA's Swarm

    How do you not have mold on the egg crates in your isopod enclosures? I've seen people use it before, but in my experience it molds far too easily.
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    Bumelia longhorn (Plinthocoelium suaveolens) (video)

    Wow, that's gorgeous!! Are you collecting them to preserve or breed?
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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.
  16. 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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