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Everything posted by muddymire

  1. You are basic, do some real search before opening a site.
  2. I think that it is very expensive! VERY VERY expensive. I support the idea of working with APHIS, but I have doubts about the success. The Kinshi isn't bad but they only are offering a variaty that is for non-native beetles! Whats that about……? It looks very new but I think that they are barking up a tree. Am I the only one? Again I think breeders should still source their own. Beetle shops in Japan would laugh at the thought of this being a commercial site…. Even for Americans.
  3. Oak told me that P Mulleri should weigh upwards of 18g for a large male 65mm + Does anyone else know weights to size ratio for any other species? Specifically Japanese Rhino?
  4. Whoa, that thread! I just was looking through some pages where people where growing carnivorous plants on agar.... I hope to be trying some basics from that thread soon though.
  5. Preacher man, you're laying down the needed points. How many and of what are you keeping now? I see the interests but just curious.
  6. I'll throw in that you shouldn't be able to squeeze water out of the substrate but it should be damp. Also that anything 80 or above for prolonged periods isn't suggested. I keep mine at 75.
  7. Then can you explain why some larvae seem to do better than others? I have a few larvae from recent breeding that are close to L3 while the others are at L1 or as most are getting ready for L2. Some larvae are born stronger IMO, people are born with diabetes, cerebral palsy, etc. Why can't some larvae be more acclimated to captive breeding than others? I'm not saying that I'm a master breeder, far from it, but lets not dismiss genetics and learning curves.
  8. That Wired article is really great, thanks Acro. Found this thing on Wikipedia - Japan Aegopsis Curvicornis
  9. Don't! I failed to breed a pair, I've lost many larvae too. I've only been doing it a few months. I feel I will be in for more dissapointment. I think that larvae are either strong or weak when they hatch. Some are just doomed, and you can rest assured beetle breeders want to save the best larvae for themselves. Don't give up!
  10. Hey! I recommend macro filters if you have access to a DSLR. Decent enough and it'll only be 30 dollars. If you don't have a DSLR or access to one you're gonna have to most likely buy one. Micro lenses are usually above 350 new, above 500 for Nikon brand, pretty lucky to find one for cheaper (used in good condition is only a hundred off) Nikon d40x with a kit lens and macro filters to be "cheapest and best", pretty decent shooting in RAW. But people might know a good point and shoot, but I'd be cautious.
  11. Have you ever fought this species? He seems like a rather heavy hitter, single KO style.
  12. Anthia sexguttata. New fav. I really do like those trilobite beetles tho. Steve do you know if they require special rearing conditions?
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