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My Opinion: Trilobite Beetles (Platerodrilus spp.) In Captivity

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I've been seeing a lot of posts in breeder groups lately of people showing off their trilobite beetles, those posts usually get a ton of likes and comments from jealous hobbyists who want some themselves. Now a lot of people seem to think they are very difficult to keep in captivity, but the truth is that they are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to keep alive long term, and breeding them is almost certainly out of the picture for the average hobbyist. 

If anyone here is thinking of getting their own trilobite beetles, or wants to learn more about why they are such horrible captives, please read the following post:


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