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  1. I've seen dead Xyloryctes in specimen drawers from near you but only have seen live ones in AZ.
  2. Dorcus are a great trade item, they're hard to find for most people.
  3. The only rhino in Michigan is Xyloryctes and the larger stags are L. capreolus and L. placidus.
  4. Welcome! It's so nice to see all the native species available to hobbyists today though BIC. I live about 3 hrs. from you. I do agree D.tityus would be a great choice.
  5. They look like 25 years of selective breeding (1995 yellow stock) and a much better breeder than I (my biggest of that stock was 67).
  6. I raised some for years but I don't remember ever having more than 50.
  7. Other than the desert dwellers, most darklings are spectacular fliers. I've seen molitor fly but forget the conditions spawning it.
  8. Maybe they can smell the rotting wood soil from miles away.
  9. From looking at those pictures I'd be hard pressed to believe either are Orthoporus, especially the instagram since there are almost certainly two different orders represented, neither of which appear to be Spirostreptida. The AB one is among my reference to disappeared threads since they never reached an appreciable size over a relatively long time and there was never an update with something bigger than a julid. Also, they are almost certainly julids because the smallest ones aren't the right shape to be that tiny for a large species.
  10. I've followed people posting baby Orthoporus for decades but every thread I've followed disappeared or turned into julids. That's why I mentioned big foot since I've heard many stories but never yet a confirmation. Do you have a link you can share for a previous solid documentation? Still if these are babies then it should be possible to raise them and go again.
  11. It's interesting they are able to locate the tree holes over miles. It's the same in many new growth areas where an old tree from a field lines can be thousands of feet away from the next and they still find it.
  12. You would be the first person to breed Orthoporus indoors. It seems unlikely as bigfoot but I'd be happy to trade for some. Also, from the number of legs and segments of the animal pictured it has molted at least 3 times if not a dozen.
  13. How big are they? Where did you find them?
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