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STELLAR

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  1. I dunno, If i could perfect hybridization I could potentially "discover" a new type and have it named after me. I'd follow this breeding pattern formula. What are the characteristics of a "Pure" Dynastes Tityus? I've observed D. Tityus larva with black face plates and reddish maroon face plates. Is one of these more of a "true" eastern? Or is this all just silly beetle racism? T = Pure Tityus, G = Pure Granti, H = Hybrid Gen 1: T + G = H Gen 2: first group H + G = H and second group H + T = H Gen 3: first H + T = H and second group H + G = G Gen 4: First group H + Second group H then hopefully at that point they would be viable...
  2. Can you elaborate on this? What kind of holes have you had success with?
  3. Yea I was talking about that web page! So how many generations did your hybrids remain viable for?
  4. I'm wondering if anyone has ever hybridized these Hercules beetles (or, frankly any other living thing) I'm wondering if the hybrids were viable or sterile, and how many generations. I saw online that in a large group of hybrid females only one laid eggs making a second generation of hybrids. I have no further info on how the second generation did.
  5. I dont believe it tends to dig or walk upside down.
  6. Heres a small larva I found today. Any idea what it is? https://imgur.com/a/VrQun4v
  7. Bonus points for mentioning species with very long larval lifespans!
  8. Just some images of a beautiful grapevine beetle I caught! I really hope to catch more and rear them. https://imgur.com/a/9hUDNHJ
  9. Hello, I already posted these images in general discussions but I was hoping maybe I can get some more feedback on what larva this is! Found two in a fallen rotten log. https://imgur.com/a/LdOkGOG
  10. I also discovered some of these bad boys. Information has been absolutely sparse. I heard they spend 3 years as larva and only 1 month as beetles. Something else I heard - dont ever handle the papal cells if you can help it. These beetles will not develop or emerge properly of their pupae cell is broken.
  11. Hello! I found two of this larva while digging into logs in Northern New Jersey, I was wondering if anyone here can help me identify them! They are certainly coleoptera scarabaeidae, I'm just not sure of the species. I suspect they may be May Beetles, but I'd like to hear what the community thinks! Please this imgur link for images https://imgur.com/a/LdOkGOG
  12. This is some fresh substrate I mixed using rotten Oak and some dirt from yard. That was a week ago. I checked on it this week and found this stuff growing on it. Could you guys tell me what this and if it is harmful to my beetle? Additionally I noticed small amounts of mold growing too. If this is dangerous let me know. https://imgur.com/a/nRkKUHI
  13. This is some fresh substrate I mixed using rotten Oak and some dirt from yard. That was a week ago. I checked on it this week and found this stuff growing on it. Could you guys tell me what this and if it is harmful to my beetle? Additionally I noticed small amounts of mold growing too. If this is dangerous let me know. https://imgur.com/a/nRkKUHI
  14. Hello, I'm from Northern New Jersey, just along the New York state border. I'm planning a collecting trip with my girlfriend to find dynastes Tityus in the wild. The question is where do we go? We would like to search gas stations near wooded areas at night. We are trying to pick what states to visit and where in this states. We looked at Dare County, North Carolina, and would be interested in visiting Maryland too. I'm really hoping to hear from someone who regularly finds these in the wild.
  15. When people say this they are citing McGonigle's guide to reading dynastes Tityus and Wikipedia. That being said I've tried to answer this question too. I found only a single report online of d. Tityus found in New York, as opposed to dozens of reports of them being found south of the Mason Dixon line.
  16. Flip over rocks. I've heard D. Tityus can be found in abundance by gas stations at night time.
  17. I didn't check on my larva, which I thoroughly regret. I isolated my largest L3 D. Tityus. The container i put him in was too well ventilated and the substrate tried out. I didn't realize this until I went to change the substrate again months later. This time he had shrunken dramatically and appears very sick. My L2 is now larger than him. I thoroughly regret not checking. Now I worry if he will develop to be a very tiny beetle. I'm debating refridgerating him in an effort to force him to winterize and potentially give him more time to grow and develop.
  18. That is a very nice photo, worthy of being in a scientific journal or publication! Maybe contact Orin McGonigle to see if he could use your photo in a second edition of his book! (In my opinion he desperately needs to publish a second edition where he corrects some grammatical errors and provides correct information about the lifespan of D. Grantii)
  19. Hey keep an eye out for Dynastes Tityus, I heard they can be found in Southern Maryland! Heck, I'd even pay you to send me any live adult specimens you find!
  20. Nice, I'm gonna try and check out the video
  21. Lately I've been interested in hearing Hercules beetles. I did a lot of research and decided my first beetles should be dynastes tityus! They're real nice looking beetles and seem easy enough to raise. I'm hoping to acquire both a dynastes tityus specimen and substrate from members of this website! I look forward to reading other members updates and experiences with dynastes tityus! Cheers
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