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Oak

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  1. Just gonna post this here since it might be helpful
  2. infertile eggs won't swell up, fertile eggs do. If the egg you collect doesn't swell up like a golf ball in a week or so, it means it's infertile.
  3. I can't give you much tips on traps but I believe the best time to find Lucanus elaphus is mid june-july. If the ginger method works, please let me know. I've been curious too ever since I read the paper on it.
  4. Welcome to the forum! I joined the forum when I was around your age too! I didn't have much of a collection as you do now of course It's good to see a young passionate enthusiast here!
  5. My Lucanus elaphus larvae kept surfacing when there was only flake soil present but when I provided them a mix of sand/clay, they happily made their pupal cells. However I know that some people manage to get them to pupate without clay.
  6. All of my 9 Lucanus Elaphus larvae have been in their pupal cells for over 6 months now. Leave your larvae where they are. No need to take them out. If they dislike the condition they will come out of the soil.
  7. The top row 5th one is allotopus moellenkampi
  8. It could be either inbreeding issues or unoptimal conditions for emergence.
  9. Welcome to the forum! Glad your beetles amuse you
  10. I did a quick google search and was able to find their care on a japanese website. Hope this helps you a bit. Google translate is your best friend. https://www.tsukiyono.co.jp/stag2/2018/01/19/メンガタ・メリーの飼育方法【幼虫飼育&産卵方/ http://judge.fool.jp/breed/mellyi.htm
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