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  1. The substrate stopped heating up for some reason -- also a lot of mold grew in some of my buckets. What should I be doing to fix this?
  2. darktheumbreon

    Limits of Temperature for D. tityus

    Does keeping larvae together like you said negatively effect growth rate?
  3. It's been heating up pretty well now - and I'll try to keep the room a bit warmer as you said. Theres been a lot of white mold growing on the side of some of my buckets. Should I break it up or leave it alone? I know it's said to mix compost up to promote aeration, but I'm not sure if this mold growth is beneficial or not. Should I promote its growth or??
  4. darktheumbreon

    Greetings from Long Island, New York!

    Any luck finding any interesting beetles in NY? I haven't had any so far lol
  5. It does seem to have an acidic smell at least though, but that might just be the tannin from the wood pellets?
  6. Perhaps so, it has been 48 hours already and it's not very warm at all -- I used a mixture of whole wheat flour and bran for the recipe. Perhaps the yeast I bought was bad? It may be my temperature though, since it has been low 60s outside, with my room being slightly warmer. I have a hard time telling if there is a "wine" or "rotten" smell as the oak smell is very overpowering for my nose.
  7. How long does it take to start heating up? I just started mine yesterday and its not very warm at all.
  8. I was wondering what the maximum temperature that D. tityus larvae can be raised in. I was also wondering do higher temperatures lead to shorter development time? I have read it causes the lifespan to shorten, but does it also make the larvae go to maturity quicker? Are there conditions that are known to speed up development time or to slow development time?
  9. darktheumbreon

    Goliath beetles

    Amazing to see how the hobby is expanding in the USA.