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  1. I am in Texas and we have clay soil. I used the clay from my back yard and it is working fine. I made sure to dig down over a foot so in an area that I know hasn't been exposed to pesticides. So far it looks like all of my larva except two are in chambers finally.
  2. I am sorry my friend I am new to the game and will be utilizing the adults to establish a new generation for my hobby. You may want to check with Scottbot84 as I think he has a lot of larvae and may be willing to part with a few adults.
  3. I am happy to report that all three of my Chrysina Gloriosa have formed pupil chambers. The Chrysina Woodii have not formed anything yet but the wandering has stopped. Most of my Woodii are over 4 grams with some reaching into the high 6 gram range. I am curious to know how much larger they will grow before they start to turn.
  4. Man those look great. If those are 5oz then I guess my containers do look larger than 10oz. I came up with the 10oz by taking measurments and using a volume calculator. None of mine are mixing the clay with the flake soil from what I can see. Out of the 80 how many are you expecting to fail pupation?
  5. Just thinking out of the box here...... if you do not have any spare flake soil could you just thicken the clay layer at the bottom until your flake soil reached the top? I imagine thickening the clay layer should not make a difference because I am sure in the wild the clay layer is extremely thick. What do you think Goliathus?
  6. This is what I put together. These are 10 oz containers. Bottom is lined with moist clay. Containers filled over the top and then compressed with the lid to create a suction effect like you said. I moistened the substrate quite a bit since it seemed very dry based on your instructions. Since I was switching containers I went ahead and weighed all of them to see if there has been growth in the past week. Almost all of the Woodii gained nice weight. The gloriosa did not gain much. The substrate in the gloriosa container was much drier. Here are the weight gains along with photos of the new containers. @ the_cream_man sorry again, not trying to take over your thread man... I just think it is all relevant information. Post what you have as well because I think we can all learn from each other. Weights C. Gloriosa LARVAE A 09/28 2.0 g 10/10 2.1g LARVAE B 09/28 3.1g 10/10 3.1g LARVAE C 09/28 2.2g 10/10 2.4g C. Woodii LARVA A 10/3 3.8g 10/10 4.5g LARVAE B1 10/3 2.7g 10/10 3.4g LARVAE B2 10/3 3.2g 10/10 4.2g LARVAE C1 10/3 2.9g 10/10 3.4g LARVAE C2 10/3 4.6g 10/10 5.2g LARVAE D1 10/3 4.1g 10/10 4.6g LARVAE D2 10/3 3.9g 10/10 4.5g LARVAE E1 10/3 2.8g 10/10 3.6g LARVAE E2 10/03 4.1g 10/10 4.4g Larvae's D1,D2,E1, and E2 where in 20oz containers with clay and flake soil. Now they are all in flake soil with clay bottom.
  7. When you say long diapause how long are we talking? Several months? Will this occur even if they are kept indoors at normal room temperature (71-74 degrees)?
  8. Very good information. I am going to work on matching the description of those requirements right now. Thanks for the help.
  9. One more thing. I have 9 different containers of all sizes and 12 total Chrysina larvae. Each container is slightly different when it comes to humidity but all have flake soil. Two containers have clay with flak soil on top and the rest have just flake soil. Almost all larvae are L3 and there is wondering tracks in every single container.
  10. Not trying to hijack the thread, but here is my container for one larvae (gloriosa). Substrate is slightly moist enough to hold shape. But not wet enough to show humidity on the lid of the container. I don't have exact dimensions so the pen is for scale. Wondering has occurred the past two or three weeks. I do have some woodii in container about twice this size with a clay bottom. Due to the wet clay the flake soil is quite wet with humidity spots on the lid. They also seem to wonder quite a bit. Examining woodii and gloriosas natural habitat from my understanding is a pretty dry area of west Texas.
  11. I see. I think I may give that a shot this weekend as well.
  12. Any changes with yours? Mine continue to bounce from the top to the bottom. I can not figure it out. They seem healthy and are eating alot.
  13. I have woodii and gloriosa and they both are doing the same thing. Making paths all around the containers. I think they may just be wanderers, but I dont know the answer for sure.
  14. Man I thought this was recent until I saw the date. I have a female, seems very rare to find in my area so I doubt I will find a male. I thought I was going to be able to pair but saw this is old! Too bad!
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