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  1. I've had my adult Harlequin Flower Beetle, Inky, for almost 5 months now. I know she's getting old, but I'm a little worried about her though. She still eats fine, but is more clumbsy at walking than she ever used to be. Leaf littler is the new substrate and I rarely ever find her on her back like when I used coconut fiber. They have a rather thin layer too(I put extra under a decore where they like to burrow and sleep) but have a heating pad so they remain warm. Her tank mate, a green june bug, has been showing serious aggression towards her and I've seen him pull at her legs with his mo
  2. Where can I get the license and how much do they cost? What beetles will I be limited to?
  3. Lol. I don't plan on moving just to keep bugs. But yeah, I was suspecting something on invasive species.
  4. Ok, thanks. I'd rather avoid the trouble. But why it is illegal?
  5. Ugh! I am so irritated right now! So many beautiful scarabs for sale online - but nearly 99% of these insect sites are in other countries that can ship to other countries but not the USA for some reason I don't even know. I've found 2 sites that ended up excluding USA. I found a site called Richard's Inverts located in the UK sells some really nice bugs. They have world wide shipping available and I haven't seen anything stating that the US is excluded, but they say that other countries buy bugs at your own risk. Do I need to get some type of permit? How much do they cost? If not, is there an
  6. Thank you! I put some rotting wood and cucumber in the enclosure for him, but he seems to be enjoying his shedded skin more than anything else! Btw, is there anything I can feed him besides rotting wood, decaying leaves, and cucumber? Would he eat some type pet food?
  7. Thank you! That's exactly why he did that cause I woke up this morning and I found a white skin right next to him! I did notice he was a little pale in color lately. Now he's got his brown color back and some bright red legs. He still remains in the same spot in a tightly curled ball. I suspected that his exoskeleton wouId be soft, so I mist down the enclosure a little this morning, and he moved. Just checking on him and thought he might be a little thirsty after shedding. I hope I didn't hurt him. I've been leaving him be. I'm really having substrate problems right now. All I have is coc
  8. Las night, my baby North American Giant Millipede legs have stopped moving and he can no longer move around and burrow! He's about 2 inches long. I've had him for about 3 months now. He is still alive but can only curl tightly into a ball when ever I touch him. He can unravel and wiggle around and he's not sluggish. It's so sad to see him struggle. I put him in a different enclosure which is larger with more substrate this morning. He's just curled up. I recently had a problem with grain mites in a different enclosure, none was in his enclosure, and I see none on him. His legs just don't work.
  9. I only had enough suitable enclosures and their simply too small. While my june bug doesn't have any, he is quarantined. I've been keeping my enclosure dry and clean with little substrate. And the tank will be cleaned every week with fresh substrate. I've noticed a small decrease though and my beetles are looking a lot better. The mite crust seems to be taking place on their bellies only now.
  10. Looking at the pictures, they seem to be a mix of tropical fruit, they come in assorted colors. I tasted one myself, it taste like fruity jello, what scarab wouldn't love that? I guess I have picky spoiled beetles who I've been giving raw foods for maybe too long. June bugs will eat them, but my Harlequin flower beetle(may lick the juice off a fresh one) and rice beetle(rice beetles are naturally a little picky) don't like them. Creature jelly had banana ones, I've never givin those to my bugs today, but our other insects from last year wouldn't touch them. They aren't very fragrant eith
  11. Unfortunantly no. I have poor quality cameras when it comes to up-close images. What type of prolapse is it?
  12. My female mimicking beetle roach has these 2 weird yellow things protruding from her bottom. She had these ever since I got her and thought it was normal. They have gotten smaller and darker in the middle. When I looked at images of female Beetle roaches, all them I saw did not have these. Are these eggs that are stuck inside her or something worse? Really weird.
  13. Thank you! The problem I'm having is grain mites. They got on my beetles and formed a nasty crust on them. I would find the mites on the banana but not on the jelly. Jelly doesn't attract fruit flies either. Banana rots real quick, including in the fridge. The honey and banana recipe I bet they would love! Too bad the mites would like it too. I'll try the jelly recipe though.
  14. Is there a specific beetle jelly out there that has a good reputation especially how much beetles love it? I want to put my beetles back on jellies, cause raw fruit has been causing a serious problem right now and I want to keep their cages clean, but they are picky and don't like the jellies I bought from bugs in cyber space, or zoomed's "creature jelly." I own a flower harlequin beetle, a rice beetle(scarab), a green june bug, and a mimmicking beetle roach. They all LOVE banana the most of anything, so something banana flavored/made with real bananas would be preferred. Thank you!
  15. Thank you. It's a little late now though. I just got a freeze pak for them. I hope it works. I'm using an insulated UPS bag I turned inside out. This pads the bottom and sides so far. I'm not sure how to rig the top up. Also, should I put holes in the package for them?
  16. I can't find a cool pack anywhere I checked the dollar store, staples, pet stores, and the UPS store, to no avail. I need them shipped out tomarrow. Temps are going to ramp back up next week. I'm so stressed right now. Now I know how the bugs feel. I just really want them to survive their trip. Please, I need an alternative to cool packs. Do you think insulating with the styofoam/bubble wrap with a bag of ice will work?
  17. I don't have any bubble wrap, but when you say styrofoam, is packing peanuts ok? I have a lot of those.
  18. Yes. Adult Rice Beetles(scarab) and Green June Bugs. Rice beetles love moisture, but I was worried that they would steam, that's all. Good to know that they can have have moisture now. Thank you sooo much!
  19. I'm about to ship some beetles soon, I really want and need to know what substrate I should put in the containers I'm putting them in. I though about leaf litter. Is that ok? I don't want to dry out my beetles. I'm shipping via Express. PLEASE please someone help!!!!
  20. Turtles. They are my spirit animal and make great pets.
  21. Price and Shipping?
  22. Thank you! Speaking of Scarite beetles, my niece just found a huge one! An inch long. It could be a Warrior Beetle. However, this beetle is having a problem. He constantly falls over on his back and can't get up. My niece said she found him that way. Probably an older specimen or sick. He's in a seperate container. I'll keep my eye on him. EDIT: I released him, as I kept seeing him fall on his back. I hope the best for him. He crawled away fine under my deck.
  23. Edit: Whoops! Sorry Hisser Dude! For some reason I got you confused with Lucanus. Up ttoo late, time to take my sleeping pill. I mean, still, if you or anyone else happen to own these, hit me up. lol
  24. Me and my niece had a break today though, tonight we found a lot of large Rice Beetles. Now I have 5 of them, but only one male - and he is making grubs with the females. How long is a beetle's/scarab's gravid period before laying eggs?
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