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Dynastes Hercules hibernation?


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From what I've read, given my inexperience, is that after they break out of their chamber, or before, they simply wait underground until

it's time to go forth and be a beetle.

For my Lucanus elephus, I think she came out of the pupal chamber and was simply waiting in the substrate, I found her when I was checking

my containers,  now she's back under clean substrate waiting, she dug herself back in after being removed from the original rearing container.

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I never read anything about Dynastes Hercules needing dormancy. Mine all emerged without dormancy nor hibernation. They were extremely healthy as well.

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On 10/19/2020 at 4:55 PM, Reyes said:

I was just curious if they really needed dormancy.

Vastly reduce lifespan (they live up to a year kept properly with long dormancy). Plus still needs a short period of dormancy (shortened with handling and light/disturbance/artificial chamber), you might have not noticed it. Btw if you are in the US, it is not legal for you to own D.hercules (I owned some living in China a while back), please don't post on forums about rearing beetles illegally ;P. 

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On 10/23/2020 at 12:37 AM, JunkaiWangisme said:

Vastly reduce lifespan (they live up to a year kept properly with long dormancy). Plus still needs a short period of dormancy (shortened with handling and light/disturbance/artificial chamber), you might have not noticed it. Btw if you are in the US, it is not legal for you to own D.hercules (I owned some living in China a while back), please don't post on forums about rearing beetles illegally ;P. 

You are wrong about the handling part. https://ibb.co/Ry7wxR7. You can’t say Orin is wrong.

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