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    Las Vegas, NV, USA
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    Music, beetles, mantids, coding, 3D printing, propmaking, reading, gaming, the list goes on.

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  1. PowerHobo

    Chrysina beyeri & gloriosa

    Does this species go through the diapause even if kept at room temps?
  2. PowerHobo

    D tityus Pupa

    Thanks! I can't tell a minor from a major, or whether the final horns will be as impressive as the pupa appears, but so far he looks like he's shaping up to be just like his dad. 😁
  3. PowerHobo

    Hi from Kansas City!

    Welcome to the forum!
  4. PowerHobo

    Chrysina woodi

    They're somewhat dependent on clay sub for pupal cell creation, right?
  5. PowerHobo

    D tityus Pupa

    This is a relief to see. I actually interrupted this cell and another during my last substrate check a couple of weeks ago, totally unintentionally (I'm an idiot). The other cell already had a female pupa inside, but this guy hadn't pupated yet and was still mobile enough to turn himself around a couple times, so I thought for sure he'd end up dying due to wasting energy on attempting to rebuild the cell. I just sort of loosely cupped some moist paper towel over the broken end of the cell and partially reburied it so that I could lift the paper towel to check up every now and again, since I've read that he might kill himself trying to dig away at the floral foam of an artificial cell. Two weeks of stress and I finally get to see this lad. 😁
  6. PowerHobo

    Chrysina woodi

    That is absolutely gorgeous. It's a shame Chrysina spp are so short-lived as adults.
  7. PowerHobo

    Beetle Wish List

    Resurrecting because we have quite a few new people and I enjoy this thread.
  8. PowerHobo

    Greetings from the US(east coast)

    Welcome to the forum! Z morio was where I got my start as a kid too. I actually find them to be kind of a pain now just due to the necessary isolation for pupation lol.
  9. PowerHobo

    Importation Question

    Not without an importation permit.
  10. PowerHobo

    G'day from S.A.

    Welcome to the forum!
  11. PowerHobo

    Lucanus Elaphus larvae care

    It's things like this that make me love this forum. I would've never thought to search for clay soil of all things on eBay.
  12. PowerHobo

    Lucanus Elaphus larvae care

    Well frass. That's really the only thing I could even get my hands on here. I called all of our nurseries and even our desert landscaping places and no one has clay available. Our normally occuring soil here is caliche, which is practically cement.
  13. PowerHobo

    Lucanus Elaphus larvae care

    I feel like an idiot for forgetting... but Zoo Med has an almost entirely clay substrate called Excavator meant for burrowing reptiles and arachnids. I'm sure this would serve the purpose beautifully.
  14. PowerHobo

    Megasoma larvae weight

    I don't know the maximum size of this species, but I do know it's pretty variable. It'll be easy to tell when they're preparing to pupate just due to color and wrinkly appearance. From my understanding a 10% loss is pretty typical of most US scarabaeidae.
  15. PowerHobo

    Lucanus Elaphus larvae care

    This is good to know. I was unaware of this. I've actually been meaning to ask you, @Goliathus, where does one get clay soil like that? I've checked local Home Depot/Lowe's but I'm not finding any (though, I may just not know what to look for).