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Lucanus elaphus hibernation

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Does Lucanus elaphus require a hibernation period? I have a male that just eclosed a few days ago after less than a month in his pupa. He seems active, and his exoskeleton has hardened and looks normal (although one of his wings didn't expand properly). Should I put him in the fridge (is that too cold), or should I just keep him at room temperature and try to find him a mate? This is the first large beetle I have ever raised to an adult. 

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Yes they do, I would keep him at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep him in hibernation

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It’ll probably work, and yes they also require a hibernation period

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