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Hi I'm Conner, I'm 27, I live in the UK with my wife a two boys. I wanted to raise and breed beetles after trying to raise BDFB larvae to adulthood, still not successful ๐Ÿ˜‚ that is now my side project (because I don't want to give up๐Ÿ˜‚) I recently received a sexed pair ofย Mecynorrhina oberthuri (tiger flower beetle) larvae. If anyone can give me some tips with this species that would be appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have an Instagram run by my wife and me https://www.instagram.com/woodys_bugs/

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1 hour ago, Ratmosphere said:

Not sure on the care with those larvae, must be similar to other Mecynorrhina species though. I use leaf litter and a small amount of rotting wood or organic soil. Here's a link to my Insta too! Welcome!

https://www.instagram.com/venomdrips/

Yeah, I couldn't find much on this species, so I am copying requirements from otherย Mecynorrhina sp. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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On 2/9/2020 at 5:30 AM, Woodys_bugs said:

Hi I'm Conner, I'm 27, I live in the UK with my wife a two boys. I wanted to raise and breed beetles after trying to raise BDFB larvae to adulthood, still not successful ๐Ÿ˜‚ that is now my side project (because I don't want to give up๐Ÿ˜‚) I recently received a sexed pair ofย Mecynorrhina oberthuri (tiger flower beetle) larvae. If anyone can give me some tips with this species that would be appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ I also have an Instagram run by my wife and me https://www.instagram.com/woodys_bugs/

Those are very easy to grow up but they are likely to die as pupae and it is probable they are F1 even if you are told otherwise. You can reduce the percentage of them dying as pupae by keeping them well ventilated. Certain foods may make a difference but it has little to do with the size or health of the larvae.ย The way to keep them going a few generations is to have a lot and expect high cell losses.ย ย Don't get discouraged since if you get polyphemus or torquata you won't have the same trouble and some of those stocks really are 25 years old.

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