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  1. I used to do educational bug shows for schools, birthday parties and other special events. It was fun and made good money. I used beetles sometimes, but it was mostly a large mix of inverts. Having a beetle only show, might be a little too specific however. As for importing, you wouldn't need to import any insects, as we have some amazing species right in the USA. If you know where to look (or have the right hookups), you could have a whole show with just native species. As for import license, there is info on this forum about that, just search it. They are not easy to get and only f
  2. I feel like I saw this topic before, but I can't seem to find it. So . . . what do you do with substrate after your larvae have turned it all to frass?
  3. Location: New England A male, yes?
  4. Awesome Photograph. As stated above, I don't have any of them, I just found the photo online as a representative.
  5. Welcome! That is an amazing beetle! Looks like an ox-rhino!
  6. Cool, How many are there?
  7. Cute lil bug. Did you raise this one?
  8. I always like having books. And it's good to see the thoughts of different writers, I feel it gives a more complete understanding. Hopefully more of us will get to writing books, or at least adding articles to Invertebrates Magazine. It's always good spreading info! For those interested in this book, here is the link to the place Dcpac's talking about (they have 8 available!): http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=12090989939&searchurl=bsi%3D30%26amp%3Btn%3DProfessional%2Bbreeder%2Bseries%26amp%3Bprevpage%3D1 And here is the link to the last one on ebay, it's the
  9. There are not many, and they are hard to find but . . . I have all the Invertebrates Magazines (yes, from the first issue) (sorry, had to brag). Then I got The Ultimate Guide to Breeding Beetles, Coleoptera Laboratory Culture Methods. Recently I acquired For the Love of Rhinoceros and Stag Beetles Second Edition. Just tonight, I discovered (and bought) the Professional Breeders Series: Giant Beetles Of The Genera Dynastes And Megasoma by Alexander Weigelt! Has anyone read this? There are 3 currently available on ebay if you're interested. I'm excited to have found this! My
  10. LOL The mat or the supplements (fish food)?
  11. I have some Mallodon dasystomus and I am amazed at how aware they are of my presence. They watch me and react when I come by. They also have huge eyes (which is a good reason as to why they can see so well), which made me wonder: Why do they need to see so well? They aren't hunters, at least, that I know of. Any thoughts?
  12. More photos and a little info: http://www.wired.com/2011/07/fungus-farming-beetles/?viewall=true
  13. Thanks for filling my request for photos of your beetles from Korea and thanks for the shout-out in the title! Good Luck with your breedings in Canada!
  14. Welcome! Any photos of beetles you used to keep?
  15. All I got for ya: http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/displayspecies.php?pn=640
  16. Darklings can live a year or more, but we don't know how old they currently are. You have 2 different species there, one type has ridges, the other does not, that's all. Beautiful bugs!
  17. One of my favorite, Duliticola "trilobite beetles". The female never leaves the larvae stage. Here are a few different species:
  18. I have an interest in raising and breeding long horn beetles. As of yet, I have not acquired any animals, as I am in research phase. The best candidate is the Cactus beetle (Moneilema gigas) as it has been bred in captivity many times. However, just today I stumbled upon a website ( http://arizonabeetlesbugsbirdsandmore.blogspot.com/2012/06/longhorn-season.html ) that claims "larva of the Palo Verde Rootborer at the Arizona Desert Museum that accepted apple slices as surrogate food pupated and metamorphed into a big beetle just fine". This is encouraging information and I wanted to se
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