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Got a trio of larvae last month, and plan to get a couple more once my traeger pellets have finished fermenting. :) Can't wait until these beauties mature! :D


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The video came out nice, it really shows how bright they are. Not an easy thing to photograph.

Thanks! :D It definitely isn't easy to get a good photograph of the glow, at least not if you want a clear picture, which is why I've taken a couple videos of the adults glowing to show that aspect of them off a bit. :)

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Hisserdude, how do you upload pics. that large? I could only upload thumbnails...

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Hisserdude, how do you upload pics. that large? I could only upload thumbnails...

You have to upload your photos to a different website that will let you upload large pictures, and then copy the URL from there and use that to put the photos on here.

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Can you give me some examples? Thanks :-)

Flickr, Blogger, and maybe Imgur would be good sites for hosting larger images, I use Blogger myself.

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Working with these beauties again, figured I'd post some pictures here, both old and new:

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These are so interesting and beautiful. I’m very glad you’re working with them.

What are Some of their behaviors? Do they stay under cover most of the time? Do they climb? Are they active at any Particular time of day?

Such great beetles. 

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2 hours ago, davehuth said:

These are so interesting and beautiful. I’m very glad you’re working with them.

What are Some of their behaviors? Do they stay under cover most of the time? Do they climb? Are they active at any Particular time of day?

Such great beetles. 

Thanks, they're definitely one of the coolest invertebrates out there! 😄

Adults stay hidden for most of the day, but once it gets dark out they come out of hiding and start roaming the enclosure looking for food, mates, oviposition sites, and sometimes trying to fly, all while glowing too. 😁 Quite fun to watch, and their glow is so bright, bright enough to read by actually! 

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This generation's looking quite secure, some excess too! 😁

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