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thats funny, the redstripe is all I've found, but E.hispilabris seems to be more rare here, maybe this will be a good year for them though.

Very cool, be sure to post pictures should you find some this year! :D

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Prionus

Passalidae fam.

Xyloryctes

RAINBOW STAG

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My wish list is basically every African darkling species (especially prionotheca and colognathus) and up until recently mecynorrhina torquata .

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I would kill to have Megasoma elephas and Dynastes neptunus. D. neptunus specifically is probably my favorite species of animal in the world.
The quadruple horns are killer and remind me of a ship from the R-Type series.

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  1. Chalcosoma caucasus - quite possibly my favorite beetle
  2. Dynastes neptunus - is what interested me in rhino beetles as a kid
  3. D. hercules hercules - I feel like this is THE obligatory beetle for rhino fans, and one of my favorites
  4. Megasome elephas - I feel like this one is also obligatory for fans of rhinos
  5. M. mars - there's something to be said for a beautiful jet-black shell
  6. Phalacrognathus muelleri - too pretty of a stag to not want
  7. Chiasognathus grantii - those jaws, though
  8. Lucanus elaphus - native obligatory big stag
  9. Chrysina gloriosa - too pretty to not include
  10. Chrysina beyeri - see above
  11. Chrysina resplendens - gorgeous scarab
  12. Goliathus regius - gorgeous pattern
  13. Phaneus vindex - gorgeous native dung beetle
  14. Coprophanaeus lancifer - don't even know how one would successfully keep a carrion-eating dung beetle (I wonder if that affects their legality), but damn they're pretty!
  15. Embaphion muricatum - I'm really not too into darklings, but these guys are so cool
  16. Trachelophorus giraffa - Too cool not to want
  17. Eurhinus magnificus - I'd definitely need a macro lens to fully appreciate these in person

 

Luckily, a couple of those aren't illegal for me :lol: I'm sure this list will grow

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Would love to have a Cheirotonus macleayi formosanus, I remember going to Taiwan hiking up those mountains and finding those beetles, and they are very beautiful. Also, I would like to acquire some L. Elephas or Rhaetolus sp., they're pretty in their own way. If only I could set my hands on those giant Dorcus and huge Prosopocoilus beetles. Throw in some Chalcosoma Atlas, and DHH and you have my list!

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My tastes are quite unconventional. Unfortunately, many of the below have been never kept as pets before.

 

In no particular order:

 

0. I don't like big fancy scarabs/stags for the most part, they tend to have very short adult lives outside of hibernation

 

1. Mixed carabid tank (small 1 cm garden and forest species). Amara is a common lawn carabid, but it is quite pretty

 

2. I drool at almost every tenebrionid I see photos of.

 

3. One of the longer-lived meloids

 

4. and erotylids and elaterids

 

5. Penthe fungus beetles

 

6. Cucujus clavipes

 

7. Moneilema, and whatever other cerambycids are easy to raise and have long adult lives

 

8. and possibly some trogossitids and melandryids and chelonariids and endomychids and

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Dynastes Hercules ssp.

I remember seeing a really cool beetle that was yellow and had two horns protruding from its head... can't remember it's name though...

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Dynastes Hercules ssp.

I remember seeing a really cool beetle that was yellow and had two horns protruding from its head... can't remember it's name though...

dicranocephalus wallichii

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1.) allomyrina dichotoma

2.) Xylotrupes ulysse

3.) Phalacrognathus muelleri

4.) Lucanus Elaphus

5.) Chrysina gloriosa

6.) any weevil, maybe of the bigger kinds

 

still pretty new to the hobby, I honestly just want to see my larvae grow up right now! then probably my next goal would be to shift to stag beetle care

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I have a couple of new editions.

1. Calais speciosus (Its my favorite elaterid, and a beetle I really want to work with.)

2. Heliocopris gigas (biggest dung beetle)

3. Oryctes rhinoceros (I know it’s a pest, but why do you think I know about Calais speciosus (wink face)).

4. Zopherus nodulosus haldemanii (gotta love the zopherids)

5. Trogidae species (how could anyone resist that face?)

6. The other two US Megasoma species (I have Sleeperi, but not punctulatus or vogti)

7. Essentially any beetle from the desert.

8. Basically any beetle from Africa or Asia

9. Different varieties of erotylids

10. Most species of forest darklings (I have alobates, bolitotherus, and neomida, but I really want meracantha (I have a couple of larvae), tarpela micans (am I correct in assuming that no one he’s bred these yet?), and any zopherids, as well as nyctobates gigas (the longest darkling in the world).

 

 

Of course, all of the species in my original list (especially prionotheca Coronata, that’s my favorite creature to roam the earth), along with the addition of velvet ants (they’re not beetles, but I love them anyways) still count. Hopefully y’all can tell that my main interest lies in tenebrionids and related families. And before anyone asks, I will NEVER stop saying y’all!

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1. Phalocragnathus Muelleri (Rainbow Stag)

2.Lamprina Adolphinae (Metallic Cousin of Muelleri)

3.Dynastes Hercules Hercules (Of course)

4.Rhaetulus Crenatus Crenatus (Stunning)

5.Xylotrupes (Fighting Rhinos)

6.Pleocoma dubitabilis (Oregon Rain Beetle)

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