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2 pins for your M. actaeon? Unusual. Why did you do that?

Also why did you fold Cheirotous jensoni front legs?

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I bought these as is. The Megasoma is pinned twice since it is so heavy and bulky. It could spin on 1 pin, damaging itself and the other specimens around it. I think the c.jensoni was positioned like that to show off the spine on leg which they use to fight. It also takes up less room..

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I see. Normally additional bracing pins are placed on each side of large specimens to prevent spinning.

 

G. regius is quite scratched, others look very good. At least you have G. regius; I am still looking for one. And G. cacicus too.

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I bought these as is. The Megasoma is pinned twice since it is so heavy and bulky. It could spin on 1 pin, damaging itself and the other specimens around it. I think the c.jensoni was positioned like that to show off the spine on leg which they use to fight. It also takes up less room..

 

Try to put pins on the side... I need to do this with my A centaurus, honestly. Pinning twice is to be avoided, usually.

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That is a Megasoma elephas correct? I've never seen one with so much straight black on the side horns and a pattern of hair like that. I thought it was just worn but it looks somewhat symmetrical? Very beautiful.

It's actually Megasoma noguerai. Identified by Morón I think.

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Five of my largest beetles (>10cm):

 

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What size is your m. Actaeon, mars, and elephas?

 

114 / 113 / 113 mm

 

Hercules - 123, P. giraffa - 108mm.

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My dynastids:

 

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Have three more to spread and then will label and hang on the wall.

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JKim you show off ;).

 

Seriously though... nice collection. I have like thousands... Maybe 2K? I don't think it's quite as proffessional as Jkim's though... that is REALLY a nice collection. I would love to steal it ;). JK!

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Here's a male Dynastes granti I spread...in the back is my now deceased Dynastes tityus. Sorry for the poor quality pic...my cell phone stinks.

 

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I have more pinned insects...quite a few beetles but they're mostly small local ones I collected for my entomology class....I'm starting to get back into pinning...mainly focusing on scarabs now.

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I am more into cerambycidae. These are few of my favorite prioninae from Latin/South America

 

Left: Macrodontia crenata +90mm from Peru

Middle: Macrodontia castroi 98~100mm from Honduras

Right: Macrodontia dejeani +110mm from Colombia

 

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Callipogon lemonei 78mm from Colombia

 

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