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Homosexuality in beetles?

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I keep my male Dynastes tityus beetles in a plastic container that has dividers, one beetle in each divided space. I currently only have two male beetles, no females at all. Today, I had found that one had escaped his little area and was sitting next to the other male, and then just a few moments ago I found them trying to mate!! LOL! I know they aren't literally gay beetles, but it was pretty funny lol

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Something must have them becoming more active. I had a beetle jelly each for them that went untouched for a while and suddenly both are completely eaten up now lol

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They aren't "homosexual", since they don't have conscious thought, male beetles just mate with basically anything that resembles what their mate is supposed to look like, including other males of their species, and even individuals of other species! Heck, I think Peter from BIC said one of his rhino males tried mating with his hand! :lol:

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