Jump to content

Let's Nerd it Up!


Recommended Posts

Hello everyone!
I've been keeping beetles off and on since highschool. In those days I would find Tenebrionids and throw them in a tank with a bi-weekly carrot. I never even considered that I might be able to breed them. Nowadays I'm all about seeing the full life cycle of "my" animals. I'm an aspiring entomologist and I have been so fortunate to be able to work in a life science museum's insect collection, and a phylogenetics lab. I studied Odonata of Polynesia for three months in New Zealand as part of an academic internship and recently returned from a seven island survey of the beetle diversity in Vanuatu. I also published my first paper this summer, a short taxonomic revision of a small genus of Chrysomelidae.
I am passionate about changing the public image of invertebrates and have an instagram account (sarcastic_fly) where I try to engage people with the tiny marvels around us. I also have a website where I keep track of everything I've learned about plant and animal care (GreenThumbTanks.com) which is rather amateurishly composed, I'll admit.
I am keeping Asbolus laevis, Asbolus verrucosus, an undetermined Eleodes sp, Lucanus mazama I acquired from BeetleShelf, and of course the requisite Tenebrio molitor culture.  I have three females and one male Dynastes grantii I acquired just over a month ago that I'm hoping to breed. Its my dream to breed Asbolus verrucosus, the beetle that started it all for me (yes, I know it has only rarely been done). I look forward to learning from all of you experienced keepers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...