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Everything posted by Hisserdude

  1. Yeah that sounds good, with sand and the potting soil/coco fiber making up the bulk of the substrate.
  2. Sand and coconut fiber would suffice, rotten wood would be a luxury item, I never use it with desert Tenebs personally, as it's not a food source they come across regularly in the wild. Leaf litter would be good though.
  3. The ones I see here are Eleodes armata, Coelocnemis do not have femoral spines, and E.armata is distinguished from other Eleodes by having spines on all three pairs of femora, not just the front pair. As for the eggs, bury them in humid substrate, and hope for the best.
  4. Coelocnemis dilaticollis (formerly known as C.californica) are more difficult to breed than your average desert darkling beetle, they require a substrate of rotten wood to oviposit in and for the larvae to develop in, but the larvae are also very cannibalistic and need to be separated as soon as they hatch. Only a few people have reared Coelocnemis to adulthood, it's not an easy genus to work with.
  5. They're honestly more concerned about diseases that can affect plants than humans.
  6. Welcome to the forum!
  7. That would be Coelocnemis dilaticollis, (formerly C.californica), there are no Coelocnemis in any of those pics. They are all Eleodes, the larger individuals with femoral spines on all pairs of legs are E.armata. Not sure what species the smaller ones are, but definitely some sort of Eleodes, Coelocnemis have golden hairs on their tibiae.
  8. This species ended up being very easy to breed and rear, here are some pictures of a pupa, a teneral adult, and a hardened CB adult: So, eggs hatch within a week, larvae take a couple weeks to mature, and pupae develop in only a week or so as well. Fast growing species!
  9. Hello, welcome to the forum, nice to see another fan of Tenebrionids here! 😁 As for changing your profile info, just click the little menu button on the top right, click "account", then "account settings", then scroll down and click on "edit profile".
  10. This generation's looking quite secure, some excess too! 😁
  11. Well if it is a prolapse, then there is no treatment, other than to let her be and hope it doesn't shorten her life much. Doesn't appear to be that severe of a prolapse, and if she's still eating and pooping and stuff, she should be fine.
  12. That's weird, almost looks like a prolapse, you have any better pictures?
  13. Again, probably gonna wanna look into the weather of their locality for that information, I'd assume it'd be the most humid in the fall and then the spring though.
  14. Maybe 50s, you should really check where they were collected and just check the winter temps there for an idea of how cold it gets, (albeit it'll be a little warmer underground where they're buried).
  15. I don't think you want them that cold, more like in the low 60s in the winter... As for the humidity changes I do not know how exactly they should be set up, I know @Dynastes is one of the few who have bred this species before.
  16. Well obviously keep them separate, mate them like you would mantids, and be aware that eggs may need seasonal changes in temperature and humidity to induce consistent hatching, and can take upwards of a year to incubate...
  17. Bugguide lists locality data from several sightings in CA: https://bugguide.net/adv_search/bgsearch.php?taxon=89632&location[]=CA
  18. Thanks, they're definitely one of the coolest invertebrates out there! 😄 Adults stay hidden for most of the day, but once it gets dark out they come out of hiding and start roaming the enclosure looking for food, mates, oviposition sites, and sometimes trying to fly, all while glowing too. 😁 Quite fun to watch, and their glow is so bright, bright enough to read by actually!
  19. Working with these beauties again, figured I'd post some pictures here, both old and new:
  20. I was seeing both Nosoderma and Phloeodes being used for this species by different sources in the hobby, at the same time... So I decided to take the plunge and figure out what the heck was going on. 😂
  21. Hello there, glad you found my post useful! 😄 I found one here in Idaho years ago, a couple hours north of where I live. My current stock is from Oregon though, since I haven't been able to make it up to that spot in ID for a while. Well I'd definitely start digging around the substrate for larvae 2-3 weeks after seeing the adults lay eggs, unlike a lot of other Tenebrionids, Iphthiminus larvae are extremely photosensitive and almost never dig up against the sides of the glass, so unless you dig for them you may not see any until they're like, half grown... The larvae are very cannibalis
  22. No problem! I didn't keep great records back then, but I know they lived at least a year or so, they were WC obviously though, so they could have been old when I got them.
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