likebugs Posted October 1, 2011 Report Share Posted October 1, 2011 Hello all. I have recently become interested in trying to find some of my local species of beetles when a friend brought me a dead Strategus antaeus that he found in the back of his truck. I have seen many beautiful and smaller species while growing up down here, but I never knew that we had such impressive ones to be found in this area. I figure if there is a dead one, then I may be able to find some live ones to raise. Most of the arthropods that I keep are local, and I really enjoy field collecting specimens if it is possible. My daughter who will be 6 on the 12th of this month seems to be obsessed with the dead beetle that we have, and keeps taking it out of the box to inspect it. I fear that it will soon fall apart. She has been drawing pictures of beetles for a couple of years now(I have so many beetle pictures that I am running out of room for them). I think that she might be ready to help raise some grubs, if we can find any, along with the proper diet that they may need to thrive. We have kept a few of the smaller species that we found in the yard until they have become noisy stridulating adults, they are fun to observe even if they are small. Any advice on collecting and raising my local species will be welcomed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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