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About TityusAndronicus

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  • Birthday 07/07/1995

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    Georgia (USA)
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    Breeding, Foraging, Bone Collecting/Cleaning, Education, Outreach

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  1. TityusAndronicus

    Let's get to know each other!

    Welcome! Super stoked to hear about your passion for creating a wider audience for beetle breeding! I'm fairly new to the hobby, also with hopes to eventually expand into some sort of scarab research. Excited to follow your breeding blogs!
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    Figeater Beetles - General Questions

    Awesome find! Don't know really anything about these guys, but was intrested in sex determination and found an intresting paper regarding Cotinis texana (which is now classified as Cotinis mutabilis https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=929427#null). Regarding sexing adults, it states: "The sexes can be definitely separated, however, by the difference in the terminal abdominal segment. In the males the median area of this segment is free from bristles and has very few traces, of sculpturing, while the converse is true in the fe- males" Here's the paper: https://repository.arizona.edu/bitstream/handle/10150/199459/TB055-1934.pdf?sequence=1 It looks like it has some good information regarding preferred conditions for ovipositing as well! Keep us posted on how this project goes!
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    Hello from Georgia! (USA)

    @Dynastes I will be buying the larvae, ideally in the next several weeks! Do you have any recommended sources for purchasing larvae? Would love to find some of the high-yellow stock, but am not picky! Thanks!
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    Hello from Georgia! (USA)

    Hello everyone! I am a new beetle keeper from good ol' Georgia, with a particular interest in Dynastes tityus. I have some experience with Diplopoda research, concerning primarily identification and species distribution, but the wonderful world of beetles is new to me. This interest started with an acquired wild caught D. tityus found early this summer in middle Georgia. I had no idea such large, super rad beetle existed and soon became obsessed with all things Dynastinae. I was hoping to find a fertile female to mate before the male passed, but had no luck. Currently fermenting some substrate and hoping to acquire several larva soon! Looking forward to talking with/ picking up tips from y'all who have successfully raised this magnificent creature! I am also interested in learning more about keeping dermestids as I do quite a bit of roadkill hunting and bone cleaning. I currently have a handful of death feigning beetles from Bugs in Cyberspace (if you read this, thanks so much! they arrived in perfect condition!) that have been great "first" beetles. Thanks to all who post, this forum has been a great help already! - TityusAndronicus