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  1. I love tityus!!! Took three of my 5 males out to play around with last night, a minor male, mid one is around 55mm and the large one is def over 63mm (didn’t bother to accurately measure it, but I measured it in the field). 


  2. X.jamaicensis I got from @Joopes. Hopefully these will breed well for me! Got some ash slabs I’ll hopefully be able to use. This is one of the last large eastern US beetle I haven’t really worked with/collected much of. 



  3. On 7/12/2021 at 1:04 AM, JKim said:

    @JunkaiWangisme @Beetle-Experience
    I went to Davis Mountains last year.. (UV trapping at one location only two nights straight) Found Chrysina gloriosa, was little late for C. woodi, found lots and lots of non-insect inverts with Alan, just outside tent.. lol. Found a single male of Xyloryctes thestalus. It was a dry season, with no water stream at all, everything was kinda dried out, and dying from low humidity, so it wasn't the best time of the year. No records of Megasoma vogti was even there when I researched ahead of trip. (actually couple weeks early for M. vogti too). I can't remember the name of place, but there was a protected area near Davis where M. vogti has been recorded multiple times. (look up either iNaturalist or BugGuide!) I tried to contact their office hoping I could access there, since overnight camping as well as hunting is allowed (in hunting season), but..... The office closed an hour earlier than posted office hours, so never even had a chance.

    I went to Davis to light for a night, then backpack. I wasn't planning to find vogti there, gave up after San Antonio was a bust... Davis I went to early August, got 3 woodi, some gloriosa, and probably 30+ Xlyocrates, but the Xlyocrates didn't breed for me sadly.

  4. On 7/10/2021 at 9:15 PM, Beetle-Experience said:

    Did you find anything in Davis? We are heading out there in a few weeks.

    Chrysina woodi, glorisa, and Xylocrates I think. Would you be able to collect other inverts? I'm very interested in purchasing heros and various other inverts from there if you sell :). 

  5. On 7/10/2021 at 8:14 PM, DynastesDee said:

    To everyone that is trying to find Megasoma vogti. Frass at the bottom of large mesquite trees. Warm temperatures above freezing, all year long are good indicators to find them.

    The issue is the lack of public land down there. I went down last year and ended up not lighting up bc of the lack of good sites. Went to west Tx the next day to do the Davis 

  6. On 7/9/2021 at 3:03 PM, Goliathus said:

    If the distribution of elaphus extends into Canada, it would likely only be into a few areas of far southern Ontario (and possibly Quebec), although I've not heard of any confirmed records of this species in Canada.  Here's a range map for elaphus (based on habitat suitability) - 


    (from - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/icad.12229)


    There were a recent paper confirming them to be in Michigan and Iowa. Canada is certainly possible but it would be extremely difficult to find one there

  7. On 5/27/2021 at 11:13 AM, Trickster4095 said:

    I'm an up and coming beetle breeder in detroit, and I have a hard time finding beetles of any kind in my city. I was just wondering if there are any other hobbyists in my state that could help me in finding the best locations to look for stags and rhinos, as well as possible doing business with.

    I do light traps a lot if you’re interested. Lots of neat beetles in Michigan!

  8. On 6/2/2021 at 2:47 PM, maxwellc said:

    I don’t know any breeders sadly but just going to say it’s awesome to have someone dedicated to the hobby here in the Detroit area, best of luck

    If you want to breed Mallodon lmk. I got extras and don’t have enough tanks. Probably one of the most interesting US bycid

  9. On 5/27/2021 at 12:19 PM, Nolens beetles said:

    Hi! I am also a relatively new breeder from the Lansing area. I am very excited to find some cool beetles this year, last year I found Lucanus Capreolus and Dorcus Parallelus.  All the beetles I currently am raising I purchased. I have 2 Lucanus Elaphus, 4 Dynastes Granti, 3, Megasoma Sleeperi, 3 Gymnetis Thula, and 1 Goliathus Goliatus. I know that if you look in rotting logs you will find larva. I also plan on doing some light trapping this year.

    Nice! If you ever find extra parallelus females I’m happy to trade! (I’m in Michigan as well). Rn I have around 10 adult tityus, some elaphus and capreolus, phileurus valgus and truncatus, Dorcus brevis etc.  larvae of aloeus, antaeus, sleeperi, elaphus etc etc. I also have a lot of fiery searchers along with glowing click beetles (2 sp) and then 3 sp of Alaus. Nice to meet fellow hobbyists!

  10. "delete if not allowed" Shadow Roach Giveaway now live!!!!! Less than SEVEN DAYS LEFT to enter!!! We are giving away a starter colony of 30+ mixed sizes of shadow roaches! They are a cool jet black pathogenic roach! I mean, just their name is awesome! And, shipping is on us! It's free to enter, and if you win, it ships free to your residence! To enter the giveaway, you must join the discord BugTown at https://discord.gg/n6rnuJQJgT . Once you enter, click on the giveaway bot! Best of luck! (US only rn cause we can't ship out of country) BugTown is an invertebrate discord I just created the night before New Years, I want to make a new community to bring bug lovers together, there are already a great group of 200 people and I'm sure you will meet many new bug friends!!! If you missed our last isopod giveaway, or didn't get to win, check this one out! Roaches can be your new thing!!!!

  11. New Years Giveaway now live!!!!! To celebrate this new year, there is an isopod giveaway! We are giving away a starter pack of 4 types of Isopods!!! The list goes as- 12 A Vulgare “magic potion” US line 12 A maculatum “zebras” 12 P scaber “ lottery ticket “ 12 P laevis “ dairy cows” The entry to this giveaway is a little unusual. To enter the giveaway, you must join the discord BugTown at https://discord.gg/7quQBvPxTC . Once you enter, click on the giveaway bot! Best of luck! BugTown is an invertebrate discord I just created the night before New Years, I want to make a new community to bring bug lovers together, there is a few more kinks to work out, but I sincerely hope you find your home there. See you soon!!!

  12. Hi :). I’m a mod (Make all the jokes you want) in the invert discord bughub. It is a very active community with over 860 members and is constantly growing! It is very active with hundreds if not thousands of messages per day. It’s a great place to meet new people, sell/buy bugs, learn more about insects and get a fast reply on questions you may have. 
    join with the link https://discord.gg/3AByURJfNK

    I hope to see you there. Feel free to ping me if you get in or say hi, my username is Immanus. 

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