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  1. Mantisfan101

    Hibernation questions for D. Tityus

    Thanks again for the speedy responses! His pupa is at the poin when the eyes and mouthparts are dark amd I can see his limbs under the shell if i shine a light. I can also just barely make out his top horn from above below the pupal skin.
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    Hibernation questions for D. Tityus

    Also, do the pupal chambers need to stored horizontally or vertically for the adults to properly emerge? Thanks once again!
  3. Mantisfan101

    Hibernation questions for D. Tityus

    Ah, thanks! So hibernation isn’t necessary for them to lay eggs, got it. However, I have 3 other male larvae that are nowhere near pupating and 1 male pupa that should emerge in a few weeks, should I hibernate he female just so that the others can catch up? Thanks!
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    Hibernation questions for D. Tityus

    Thank you, but she emerged during the middle of winter. Also I have heard that hibernating helps mature the female’s ovaries and eggs, is this true?
  5. Is hibernation reauired for females to lay eggs? What’s the temperature range that they should be kept at and how long should I let my female D. Tityus hibernate?
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    How to hibernate

    I was thinking the same but it seemed a bit too cold, would it be safe for all the other produce and stuff? But then again I have my test tube setup with my camponotus chromaiodes colonies in there for at least 3 months by now and they’re doing fine...
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    How to hibernate

    My D. Tityus female emerged but I need to hibernate her, yet I don’t have any proper hibernation setups. I can’t leave her outside in 20 degree weather and i doubt that the fridge is a viable option. Does anyone have any tips on some at- home methods if hibernation? Thanks!
  8. Mu female D. Tityus pupated but while checking on her I destroyed her pual chamber. What do i do? I know I couldn’t say much but somebody please help!
  9. Mantisfan101

    Visitor on my patio

    How’d you pick it up without gloves?! I found a tile horned prionus at my porch light and it acted like my thumb was a huge sausage!
  10. This books saved my life and my beetles multiple times and now I am in the hunt to try and collect all of Orin’s books. 200/10 if you ask me, don’t get relictant because of the price tag, with the information provided it’s a buy that I will not be regretting anytime soon.
  11. Mantisfan101

    ID help- eastern Hercules beetle?

    It looks like a D. Tityus to me, since lucanida tend to have lighter head capsules.
  12. Mantisfan101

    Hello!

    Hello! Found my first D. Tityus female near my house a few aummers ago and now I have 5 male and 1 female grub. They are all at L3 and are growing pretty slowly. I am currentl trying to find L. elaphus, L. capreolus, D. Parallelus, C. Nitida, and O. Eremicoa along with some other invertebrates. I also have a hamdful of grapevine beetle larvae I collected from another female I caught nearby. I also keep fish and ants as well. Other invertebrates I am looking for are praying mantids, giant silk moths, N. americanus, Trachymyrmex septentrionalis, and M. Blatchleyi or any Maryland- native stick insect. I also recently found out about the legalization of Goliath beetles in USA and I am now super hyped amd can’t wait for them to get established in the hobby! Thanks for everyone in this entire beetle community and it is such a pleasure to be here!
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