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Hi all,

One of the most beautiful beetles where I live (imo) is Geotrupes splendidus (Splendid Earth Boring Beetle).

I set four pitfall traps baited with a mixture of my and fermented molasses/banana goo.  So far they've come up empty each time I've checked so I wanted to see if anyone has advice on collecting dung beetles. (Biome/how to check for presence/trees they're near/bait)

I'm literally already using my feces so I'm pretty dedicated to finding some 😅

Best regards,

Joe

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On 8/30/2020 at 7:47 PM, the_cream_man said:

Hi all,

One of the most beautiful beetles where I live (imo) is Geotrupes splendidus (Splendid Earth Boring Beetle).

I set four pitfall traps baited with a mixture of my and fermented molasses/banana goo.  So far they've come up empty each time I've checked so I wanted to see if anyone has advice on collecting dung beetles. (Biome/how to check for presence/trees they're near/bait)

I'm literally already using my feces so I'm pretty dedicated to finding some 😅

Best regards,

Joe

I admire your dedication... my Aunt has 2 horses, if you or anyone needs some horse piles, let me know. You pay shipping.

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5 minutes ago, Reyes said:

Did you find any?

I didn't find any Geotrupidae but I did end up getting quite a few Onthophagus orpheus (Green bronze dung beetle).  I took some home and put some of my poop in a deli cup with them.  It's all been buried so I'm gonna check for brood balls Thursday or Friday 😅

2 minutes ago, kevink said:

I admire your dedication... my Aunt has 2 horses, if you or anyone needs some horse piles, let me know. You pay shipping.

Thanks for the tip, I might take you up on that 😉💩📬

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