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Mallodon dasystomus, after 2 years!


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Back on July 30, 2014, I got 2 pairs of adult Mallodon dasystomus from one of our amazing members. I witnessed the beetles breeding, they laid eggs and the eggs hatched out as tiny larvae. I raised the larvae through all instars, and a few days ago (April 25, 2016), I discovered one pupa and one beetle! I did not go through the other's substrate/log, because I did not want to disturb them. I was so excited I didn't even think to take photos. But I am thrilled that they have come full circle! I'm now waiting for the pupae to turn into adults, and for the current adults to come to the surface.

 

I hope things continue to go well. I'd love to get them breeding and go through the cycle again!

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Very nice, glad to hear someone is having success with these! Anytime you are able to get pics I'd love to see some! ;)

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Thanks HIsserdude,

 

Two have come to the surface! Pretty sure I've got a female and a male (female surfaced first).

 

I have photos to post, but I'm having problems with the website. Please see my thread in the "Other Discussion" section.

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Very cool. I would be interested in seeing the set up if you ever got the photo issue cleared up.

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What kind of care do these guys require? I just found a male outside my window yesterday and I've got him in a small container with pieces of rotten wood, though it's not very much at all.

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Yeah if it's just a male then coconut fiber would work as the substrate, I don't think they eat at all as adults, and he'll probably only last month or two, if not shorter.

 

If it was a female you'd want tons of rotten wood as the substrate to induce egg laying.

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