Bugoodle Posted October 17, 2020 Report Share Posted October 17, 2020 I've had my adult Harlequin Flower Beetle, Inky, for almost 5 months now. I know she's getting old, but I'm a little worried about her though. She still eats fine, but is more clumbsy at walking than she ever used to be. Leaf littler is the new substrate and I rarely ever find her on her back like when I used coconut fiber. They have a rather thin layer too(I put extra under a decore where they like to burrow and sleep) but have a heating pad so they remain warm. Her tank mate, a green june bug, has been showing serious aggression towards her and I've seen him pull at her legs with his mouth(guess they have a bigger pair of mandibles than I thought!). I suspect this is why she has a crook in her hind legs. So I gave my niece the june bug, but she was afraid that he would attack her june bug she already owns. So, we made a trade, and me and We swapped june bugs. Her june bug is very small and if it starts displaying aggression Inky should be big enough to fend herself(she can be rather fiesty herself). Why are June bugs so mean? Everyday I have to put Inky on the stand where the banana is at as I feel that she is too weak to get there. The stand is flat and sits on the substrate. It is made of a foamish-material and is easily climbable. Inky can climb it too. She's not very active anymore and I never see her drink from the water dish. All I ever fed my beetles were fresh fruits, especially banana, because Inky didn't like the jellies and once I started putting fresh fruit in the tank, the other beetles wanted nothing to do with jellies either. Maybe fresh fruit isn't providing enough nutrients to help my bugs live out their full potential life span. Any bug-safe vitamin supplements I can add to their fruits? I hate seeing inky - who could have another month and a half in front of her, die off early. Thanks for any help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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