GeneralZero Posted February 2, 2013 Report Share Posted February 2, 2013 Just wondering what are the common colors for Dynastes larvae? I know they tend to be white/green with a blue bottom hue. The reason I asked was because I had a female L3 Dynastes tityus that was sent from a friend in the same state and she seemed fine when received, but was a bit darker than usual not drastically, but enough to tell. So the next day I checked she wasn't moving..and was dead. I figured it could have been caused due to the shipment and have read and experienced larvae in shock from the trip due to frigid weather so decided to keep her near a heater and waited. No luck and two days later burried her. After those initial days she slowly started to turn into a darker shade of green which I figured was the body naturally decaying. So my question is this, what makes the larvae undergo certain colors? At time I have darker skinned larvae and the others are not white but close enough and then have the blue bottom. Others seem to be a light green and then have a blue bottom. Sorry for the long post just curious..I have skimmed through the "For the love of Rhinoceros and Stag beetles version 2" with no light into the subject. (incredible book by the way) Thank you in advance! I will post a picture up soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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