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  1. How did you know? You likely either had it before hand, or clicked some ads on the link. Also, you don't need to pay five dollars for an antivirus to remove something. If you suspect you have a virus you can download rescue CDs or scanners from different reputable companies.
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  3. Also some foods make them poisonous so keep that in mind. I'm using the artificial diet. They love it. When they pupate, you can dig them up and expose them to light to make them hatch faster. No need to wait for the diapause like wait they go through. I put one of my desk lamps with a plant grow bulb on them for 24 hours straight and after a week or two all of them hatched. Also be ready for eggs everywhere unless someone else knows how to get then to lay eggs on a specific spot.
  4. What do you feed the larva? Standard wood and leaf substrate? I wonder how they would do with the koi pellets technique mentioned on the other threads...
  5. From what I found they like to be kept like other assassin bugs in many ways. Keep slightly moist. They will readily mate in captivity. The problem comes with the eggs. I got mine last time too late to get eggs. But from the research I did it sounded like they may need a cold dormancy period. I was going to put some in the fridge and some out of the fridge to test this. Mine were also too far in the life cycle to test foods. The previous ones I had as a kid liked pretty much whatever I gave them.
  6. This is a somewhat old post, but they don't look like aspersum. How big exactly were they and where was this? They look more like a species of glass snail if they were around dime size.
  7. Lovely beetles. Ever since finding a grapevine as a kid I've always been interested in them.
  8. Wait, feeding it koi pellets? That's an option?
  9. Looks like a Tetramorium to me to
  10. These are actually a couple of the little colonies I sent out to buyers. My colonies are much larger and actually don't have lids.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4nbgYg4Nxs&feature=share This is my spider beetle timelapse. Figured everyone here would enjoy it.
  12. Glad you like them. That's a great picture by the way.
  13. This is the first time I have seen one of the Edrotes. I swear it looks like a large fuzzy ladybug. Would having the bottle in there hurt anything? I tested giving them some small plastic containers with moist cotton balls in them, and many of the beetles loved it. These dried up incredibly fast though. The way I managed to get this new dish with bottle working is that it only keeps the cotton balls wet/moistened. The room the tank is in stays hot and tends to dry things out, and so I figured it would be nice for the times there aren't jellies or fruits in there.
  14. Hi everyone I had a couple Eleodes, and a couple other darklings that stay in the chola wood from Bugs in Cyberspace, and received the rest from Garin a couple days ago. There are now some Asbolus verrucosus, one Edrotes sp., and several Eleodes sp. beetles in addition to the few I had already. The Edrotes has to be one of the cutest surprises I've ever gotten. The Asbolus are very active, and seems to be the most interactive of the group. The Eleodes come in so many species, breed in captivity, and were some of the first beetles I kept and bred. (Short video of the beetles)
  15. I can just pre kill the fruit flies then. That and small crickets for once they grow a little bit.
  16. Right now they are in a plastic shoe tote with around two inches of coconut. They loved the pelleted fish food I am giving my Eleodes. One carried one away into its little burrow it made. I'll see about getting some small mealworms. I'll separate the larva and eggs as I see them like you said then. Fruit flies would probably be good for them. Thanks
  17. ​Found quite a few of these in Allegan and Grand Haven Michigan. I collected a few to hopefully start a breeding project. If anyone knows anything about breeding and/or keeping these feel free to post I am thinking they are omnivorous. I think I remember being told a few years back, but I cannot remember where.
  18. Found this in Grand Haven Michigan in a wood pile. At first I thought it was some sort of larva, but realized it has wings. This thing had me confused for a few minutes. I am thinking it is some species of rove beetle. Assuming it is carnivorous for now.
  19. This decently large beetle singled me out and landed on me. Was flying straight at me, and as I turned, it turned with me so it landed on my back. I have to say that this was a first. Took it home to figure out an ID. Figured I would share the couple images I took. Guess I should have taken some with it out of the container. I let it go outside after figuring out what it was. I can't really keep anything that needs a lot of wood right now anyways, and you can't really breed something when you only have one.
  20. Ah, alright. Never seen one of these before from Michigan. This year so far has been interesting. Thanks
  21. I am kind of thinking grain beetle now. The head and mandible shapes match better. If anything knows the ID let me know. Either way I am keeping it and hoping it is a pregnant female. I'll keep it in the small cup for now with flour and dry foods.
  22. Hi everyone, While sitting and enjoying YouTube, this little guy crawled on my leg. Looks a lot like some sort of flour beetle.
  23. I'm hoping I keep larva from them all. At the very least from the Eleodes, but I don't have multiple beetles yet. Just have to see what happens. That does indeed look like them. Maybe we should invent a DNA test for beetles.
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