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Got into the love of beetles a while back ago (2 years) and ever since have been attempting to collect the dynastes beetles and several others. I found some grubs while playing tennis with my friend not too long ago and not too sure what type of specimen they may be from. I've raised 2 male dynastes tityus this year and one female last year. The name's alex by the way and I will look forward to reading responses from the other members! Perhaps even tips and tricks on how to successfully rear them!

 

Thanks!

 

-Alex

 

PS: Will post some pictures of the grubs when I get a chance!

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Welcome! Last time I guessed the guy wasn't even in the right country. :blink: I'm going to guess L3 Cotinis but since we don't know where you're from or where you found them they could be L2 Goliathus or a ton of other things.

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Thanks for the input guys and I'm from NC USA and that seems to be the most likely being a june bug? I found some others today while digging in rotten wood today they have very large pincers? I may post a pic up later!

 

Do you have Cotinis where you are?

 

The first beetle that comes to mind with pinchers are stags, Lucanus.

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Would you be willing to send me some cotinis :);)

 

I was supposed to be getting some grubs form continis but the person I sent the money to dropped off the face of the earth somewhere.

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I think I'll skip on those, I generally lean towards the bigger beetles only since I feel they are easier to handle. Although I don't mind sending one or two perhaps if you'd really like them.

 

I don't have much when it comes to larger beetles, as I cannot get the wood they need.

 

If there are extras where you are I would love to have some of the cotinis :) I am wanting to breed them but like I mentioned above the person I was going to get some from stopped communicating and I haven't heard back from.

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I don't have much when it comes to larger beetles, as I cannot get the wood they need.

 

If there are extras where you are I would love to have some of the cotinis :) I am wanting to breed them but like I mentioned above the person I was going to get some from stopped communicating and I haven't heard back from.

 

Yeah I believe the one I took a picture of is an L3? or possibly L2 they are fairly large. But I believe they are cotinis since they are typically everywhere around here during the summer. I will look through some time tomorrow and if you pay for postage I don't mind sending them off. ;)

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I can pay postage :)

 

If you have potted plants I heard that they sometimes get in the soil.

 

 

We do have a few but those had pesticides so if they did crawl in they probably didn't fare so well.I'll probably send you two and will keep the bigger ones since I have a sort of attachment since they are the first ones I found haha

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We do have a few but those had pesticides so if they did crawl in they probably didn't fare so well.I'll probably send you two and will keep the bigger ones since I have a sort of attachment since they are the first ones I found haha

If you don't have very many just keep them yourself and maybe you can get them breeding or catch more later on :)

 

I am guessing the adults outside have died off now?

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If you don't have very many just keep them yourself and maybe you can get them breeding or catch more later on :)

 

I am guessing the adults outside have died off now?

Well it's alright I have about 7 right now and don't intend to have many of these in fact I kept them solely thinking they were dynastes so I don't want too many. And yup they die off around mid to late September. They cover the ground were my house is, it's like a ground of shiny green.

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