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  1. Hi, I'm making flake soil with Traeger Oak Pellets and I was wondering how I could tell when it would be suitable for rhino beetles and stag beetles. I hear they ned different fermentation periods, so I was wondering what to look out for when each are done.
  2. I hate to be a wet blanket but that's information a select few people keep secret as of now. Localities are usually not shared, especially publicly, and doubly so with a rare species with a restricted range like M. sleeperi. Though I don't want to discourage trial and error, all I can say is that they're very rare and few and far between, and not even I know of place to sustainably source these. It's better to keep stuff like this secret so someone doesn't come along and drive the population to extinction.
  3. Interesting. Good read! However, this begs the question... this beetle would be so cool if it was rearable, they look so cool and get up to a decent size, and are also pretty common where I’m from... I believe they feed on fungus but I’m not so sure.
  4. Do the males grow faster than the females? I'm planning on getting a nymphal pair myself. Also, nice going with the breeding, can't wait to see them grow up!
  5. The title says it all. Where would be a good place to find D. Granti, specifics preferred. DM if you want to keep confidential.
  6. That does it guys! Thanks for your input, all of you!
  7. @JKim Please educate me. I'm still confused, and I feel like this should be common sense but I just want exact conclusive evidence to extinguish my hopes.
  8. I feel like I should use my common sense but my fantasies shall be quenched! Could I take beetles which are legal in the US(natives, Goliathus) from Taiwan via airplane? I'm visiting my relatives there where beetle shops are literally everywhere. We probably know it's a fat NO but I just wanted to make sure from your general consensus.
  9. I wonder if I can tag him, if Peter is here, please, do help me out
  10. Any explicit information? They reside in the Algodones dunes, but I am not sure where
  11. I am thinking about catching a few with my new blacklight, where should I look for these buggers?
  12. Would you care to identify the first beetle? Id love to know about a 1000 dollar beetle lul
  13. Congratulations man! Now you just gotta wait a bit and one day find some beautiful darklings in the pupating enclosure!
  14. If I were you, I would get what would be considered as his latest beetle book: The Ultimate Guide to Breeding Beetles. It has all of that information and more.
  15. Oh lol. Nice either way, hope they mate and give you the second generation Good luck with the grubs!
  16. Redmont is right. State stuff isnt anything to worry about, its really international permits that you should watch out for.
  17. Not so sure if this works for your beetles, but prod the beetle on its behind gently. At first it will strengthen the grip, but later on with patience and a lot of prodding, the beetle will eventually give in and walk forward. Also for beetles, if you kinda scare them and the substrate is deep enough, the beetle will bury downwards, whether or not they have shipshock. Not so sure about question #3, sorry!
  18. I will get started on this tomorrow, however, I will use the female from that mating pair I posted on too long ago.
  19. Would love to have a Cheirotonus macleayi formosanus, I remember going to Taiwan hiking up those mountains and finding those beetles, and they are very beautiful. Also, I would like to acquire some L. Elephas or Rhaetolus sp., they're pretty in their own way. If only I could set my hands on those giant Dorcus and huge Prosopocoilus beetles. Throw in some Chalcosoma Atlas, and DHH and you have my list!
  20. Yeah man, welcome to the forum! I suppose your beetles just enclosed? And yes. I would be proud too. Honestly it is healthy to be so excited over such wonders of nature, so dont stress man!
  21. So many exclamation marks! Thanks, though
  22. It's a miracle when you get your beetles to mate for the first time, isn't it? I just pulled out my camera and immediately just snapped pics of it lol. Here's the best one:
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