Acro Posted February 9, 2013 Report Share Posted February 9, 2013 When I first got into keeping inverts, I kept beetles. They acquired mites (the tiny ones that look like sand) and that freaked me out. I got rid of them all and started keeping other inverts. Well it's been about 16 years (give or take) of invert keeping and I have yet to keep another beetle. I've gained a lot of experience and I've kept many different types of inverts. Now, I want to try beetles again, this time I'm going in slow and easy. So, can you suggest a few good beetles? I am looking for something that: *will not be covered in mites! *is readily available *has simple larval substrate requirements *easy to feed adults *has short(ish) larvae stage, long(ish) adult stage *easy to breed *is fairly prolific *has a high rate of success between life stages Not all things listed are mandatory and in time I will try more demanding species. But for right now, I just want to ease into keeping beetles again and have some amazing experiences. Thanks for the thoughts! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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