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Yeah I kinda was tempted to take him home he was so beautiful. <3 I have bess beetles at the house but I decided to leave the clicker cuase I didn't know how to go about caring for them at the time.

Aww, well they are pretty easy to care for. They like fruits, particularly oranges, but will eat banana and apple as well. :) Breeding is a bit more tricky, and the larva are extremely predatory and cannibalistic.

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Oh wow. Rough little bugs.

 

Yeah, the larva are frightening little beasts, here's a picture of one! (Not my picture):

 

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Oh really? Cause I've been seeing tons of those lately in logs. o.o

Well if they are large and look like that, then you are probably seeing Alaus grubs. Logs are their preferred habitat, as well as many other click beetles' habitats as well. Next time you see some you should collect them, and try to rear them to adulthood!

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Well if they are large and look like that, then you are probably seeing Alaus grubs. Logs are their preferred habitat, as well as many other click beetles' habitats as well. Next time you see some you should collect them, and try to rear them to adulthood!

 

That sounds like a good plan! I gotta get some more containers though.

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That sounds like a good plan! I gotta get some more containers though.

Oh yeah, get really sturdy plastic containers or glass ones, as these can chew through thin plastic no problem.

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Geeze these guys sound intense. XD

 

Yeah, they are pretty vicious! My A.melanops larva has been unable to chew out of a plastic peanut butter jar, so something like that would work nicely. Deli cups however would probably not hold them.

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If you are still out doing any bug hunting in Maryland and you come across any Chlaenius, let me know! Maybe we can work out a deal. :)

 

Check out my thread in the trade area for the details:

 

http://beetleforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2793&do=findComment&comment=15765

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If you are still out doing any bug hunting in Maryland and you come across any Chlaenius, let me know! Maybe we can work out a deal. :)

 

Check out my thread in the trade area for the details:

 

http://beetleforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2793&do=findComment&comment=15765

 

Sounds good! I actually have tons of ground beetles right at my apartment every night! I can grab you as many as I can since I find well over 10 a night. XD Fast little guys though.

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