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I’ve been thinking about getting some of these and from what I’ve heads they seem to grow quickly as larvae and seem relatively simple, although getting eggs seems to be a bit tricky. I was told to use tree bark, and that it’d induce egg laying. Does anyone else have any experience breeding and rearing them?

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Yes, Mantisfan, the larvae grow fast and are pretty easy. I have raised them on just flake soil and also a combo of flake soil and decayed oak leaves. The adults are quite robust and can live up to a year! Beetle jelly or fruits are fine for the adults. Like some, I have had a difficult time getting eggs. Sometimes I get a few and sometimes none. It's interesting because  I have talked to other breeders on this forum who don't have a problem getting eggs. So I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong. It's too bad because I think it's an awesome beetle. 

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