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    Goliathus, Conservation of Goliathus species, introducing beetle breeding as a regular hobby in the USA

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  1. BeetleShelf

    Goliathus Husbandry: Day 20 [Video]

    Oops! I responded with a different account. But yes! I have 5 larvae now.
  2. Hey guys! In this video I continue my Goliathus series about good husbandry. Much of what I know is what I have learned from Jonathan Lai, Steven Barney, Orin McMonigle, and Daniel Ambuehl. Many thanks to them.
  3. Hey guys! I started a YouTube series to document my breeding of Goliathus goliatus. I hope to generate more discussion around these guys and get expand the breeding. Check it out!
  4. @JKim Awesome, thanks for the tips! I'll make sure I have the right permits if I ever do it in the future. But for right now I'll stick to inside the US shipping, haha.
  5. BeetleShelf

    Phileurus truncatus - Any breeders out there?

    Yeah, I've heard that prompting egg-laying can be difficult. I didn't know that the egg-to-adult process was so easy though. Good to know!
  6. BeetleShelf

    Phileurus truncatus - Any breeders out there?

    Awesome! That's a bummer that they're all males though. Where did you get them from? I would like to start raising them too I think. - Spencer
  7. Hey guys! I was just curious if anyone has raised Phileurus truncatus. They seem interesting because of the long lived adults and predatory lifestyle. Cheers, Spencer
  8. BeetleShelf

    Let's get to know each other!

    Thanks! Same to you. That's one of my main goals in the next year or so. I'll keep you posted! First batch is coming in soon, but I have to get good at rearing them first! Haha
  9. Hello everyone! I know that US import laws are very strict, and I have always and will always follow them. However, what about shipping from the US to Europe where beetles are legal to import? Are there certain precautions I need to take when exporting? Cheers, Spencer
  10. BeetleShelf

    Let's get to know each other!

    Thank you!
  11. BeetleShelf

    Let's get to know each other!

    Hey everyone! My name is Spencer Livermore. I am currently living in Utah, USA, where I am studying Biodiversity and Conservation. I volunteer at the Thanksgiving Point Entomology Lab and love breeding beetles in my small house where my wife is very supportive. I consider myself part of the new and upcoming generation of scarab enthusiasts/researchers! I fell in love with beetles while living in Japan for a couple of years, and I haven't been able to shake that love since. I am particularly fond of Goliathus species. I hope to keep adding to the amazing research done by Jonathan Lai and Karl Meier. I am also a huge fan of Danial Ambuehl, and was first inspired by him to breed Goliathus. As my breeding experience deepens, I will post guides at www.beetleshelf.com and video breeding journals on my YouTube channel. Everyone on these forums is very experienced it seems, but I am mainly targeting those who are interested in the hobby, but don't know where to start, or have bred other inverts but also want to branch into Coleoptera. Let's continue to tighten and expand the community! Thanks for having me as a part of it! - Spencer Livermore