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  1. Hello! I found two of this larva while digging into logs in Northern New Jersey, I was wondering if anyone here can help me identify them! They are certainly coleoptera scarabaeidae, I'm just not sure of the species. I suspect they may be May Beetles, but I'd like to hear what the community thinks! Please this imgur link for images https://imgur.com/a/LdOkGOG
  2. This is some fresh substrate I mixed using rotten Oak and some dirt from yard. That was a week ago. I checked on it this week and found this stuff growing on it. Could you guys tell me what this and if it is harmful to my beetle? Additionally I noticed small amounts of mold growing too. If this is dangerous let me know. https://imgur.com/a/nRkKUHI
  3. This is some fresh substrate I mixed using rotten Oak and some dirt from yard. That was a week ago. I checked on it this week and found this stuff growing on it. Could you guys tell me what this and if it is harmful to my beetle? Additionally I noticed small amounts of mold growing too. If this is dangerous let me know. https://imgur.com/a/nRkKUHI
  4. Hello, I'm from Northern New Jersey, just along the New York state border. I'm planning a collecting trip with my girlfriend to find dynastes Tityus in the wild. The question is where do we go? We would like to search gas stations near wooded areas at night. We are trying to pick what states to visit and where in this states. We looked at Dare County, North Carolina, and would be interested in visiting Maryland too. I'm really hoping to hear from someone who regularly finds these in the wild.
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    Is this really true?

    When people say this they are citing McGonigle's guide to reading dynastes Tityus and Wikipedia. That being said I've tried to answer this question too. I found only a single report online of d. Tityus found in New York, as opposed to dozens of reports of them being found south of the Mason Dixon line.
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    Trip to florida

    Flip over rocks. I've heard D. Tityus can be found in abundance by gas stations at night time.
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    Does Anyone here Check on their larvae?

    I didn't check on my larva, which I thoroughly regret. I isolated my largest L3 D. Tityus. The container i put him in was too well ventilated and the substrate tried out. I didn't realize this until I went to change the substrate again months later. This time he had shrunken dramatically and appears very sick. My L2 is now larger than him. I thoroughly regret not checking. Now I worry if he will develop to be a very tiny beetle. I'm debating refridgerating him in an effort to force him to winterize and potentially give him more time to grow and develop.
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    Dynastes Tityus Mating :)

    That is a very nice photo, worthy of being in a scientific journal or publication! Maybe contact Orin McGonigle to see if he could use your photo in a second edition of his book! (In my opinion he desperately needs to publish a second edition where he corrects some grammatical errors and provides correct information about the lifespan of D. Grantii)
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    Greetings from Maryland

    Hey keep an eye out for Dynastes Tityus, I heard they can be found in Southern Maryland! Heck, I'd even pay you to send me any live adult specimens you find!
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    D.Tityus pupa hatching!

    Nice, I'm gonna try and check out the video
  11. Lately I've been interested in hearing Hercules beetles. I did a lot of research and decided my first beetles should be dynastes tityus! They're real nice looking beetles and seem easy enough to raise. I'm hoping to acquire both a dynastes tityus specimen and substrate from members of this website! I look forward to reading other members updates and experiences with dynastes tityus! Cheers
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