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Hi everyone! I am an Entomo-culturist in Omaha Nebraska and have about 4 years experience with exotic and native beetles, mantids, phasmids, and a long list of other Arthropods. But I am here for advice and to maybe offer some new ideas to the rest of the group.

A list of the coleoptera I have worked with includes (* denotes species that have bred in captivity, ? denotes that I do not know which species I am currently working with that are Wild Collected larva)...

 

Lucanus capreolis?

 

Lucanus elaphus?

 

Phalocrognathus mulleri*

 

Eleodes sp.*

 

Asbolus verrucosus*

 

Chalcosoma atlas*

 

Pachnoda sinuata flaviventris*

 

Pachnoda marginata peregrina*

 

Chrysina gloriosa*

 

Chrysina beyeri*

 

Dynastes tytius*

 

Dynastes granti

 

Strategus aloeus*

 

Thermonectus marmoratus*

 

Calosoma scrutator

 

Cicindela sexguttata*

 

Cicindela circumpicta*

 

Cicindela nevadica*

 

Sagra buqueti

 

Thanks for letting me be part of the Coleopteran Community!

 

Tony

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A warm welcome to you Tony, P. mulleri are really neat indeed, how did you do with them as far as size? Although I am yet to try this species all the ones that I've seen bred in captivity come out small.

 

I acquired a pair early in my career and got them to lay 100+ eggs that all hatched into larva but didn't find out until it was too late that they are HIGHLY cannibalistic. I ended up with 2 larva that pupated and eclosed, One was a nice looking female and the other a good looking mid-sized male.

If anyone is working with them I would suggest that you separate the larva immediately and use a protein supplement on the larva (Dog food) to get them to achieve maximum size.

Breeder set up the same as a Lucanus medium-soft decay wood mat ground very fine and a few pieces of medium-soft decay logs buried in the 10 gallon tank so the tops just break the surface of the wood mat.

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