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Just got this 54mm ​Lucanus elaphus male in the mail today. Time to find a female! One of the hardest species I ever tried to breed, hopefully this time I have success.

 

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Awesome, amazing specimen! :D Hope you can find a female for him!

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Just got this 54mm ​Lucanus elaphus male in the mail today. Time to find a female! One of the hardest species I ever tried to breed, hopefully this time I have success.

 

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What is the most difficult part about breeding them? I currently have a lot of larvae that came from a couple of wild caught females so that would be helpful.

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Getting them to breed in captivity isn't always easy. Of course WC females will drop eggs. This is my third run with this species and I learned a lot of stuff by a guy who specializes in breeding them.

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Woot! Gorgeous male! Good luck on rearing them! Any plans on selling some of the possible larvae?

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