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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 for specific facilities.

  2. 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! :D For those interested in this book, here is the link to the place Dcpac's talking about (they have 8 available!):



    And here is the link to the last one on ebay, it's the same seller I ordered mine from:



    If you buy this book, post up and let the rest of us know! Can't wait for mine to arrive!

  3. 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 collection may be small, but it is mighty!

  4. 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 see the forum's thoughts on keeping, raising and breeding Derobrachus geminatus.



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