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#1 Offline AntHUB - Posted January 26 2020 - 12:56 PM

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Anyone else do beetles?

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#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 26 2020 - 5:04 PM

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I wish. All my native beets are boring, but if I manage to find rugose stag beetles then heck yes.



#3 Offline Enderz - Posted January 27 2020 - 8:55 PM

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Dermy does beetles; he's much better than you.


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#4 Offline AntHUB - Posted January 29 2020 - 5:27 PM

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I wish. All my native beets are boring, but if I manage to find rugose stag beetles then heck yes.

 

That all depends on how you look at it. I love my exotics, but I have much more fascination with the local beetles in my state. It's not necessarily the beetles that are the best part of the hobby. in my opinion its the larvae. Also california has coconut beetles which are pretty big.


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#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 29 2020 - 5:50 PM

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I wish. All my native beets are boring, but if I manage to find rugose stag beetles then heck yes.

 

That all depends on how you look at it. I love my exotics, but I have much more fascination with the local beetles in my state. It's not necessarily the beetles that are the best part of the hobby. in my opinion its the larvae. Also california has coconut beetles which are pretty big.

 

True. Never seen them though.



#6 Offline AntHUB - Posted January 29 2020 - 6:49 PM

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ever seen a ten lined june beetle?


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#7 Offline gcsnelling - Posted January 30 2020 - 3:23 AM

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Keep in mind that most living  exotic beetles are illegal to keep in the U.S.


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#8 Offline BugFinder - Posted January 30 2020 - 11:40 AM

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AntHub, what are the chances I could eat a dead/preserved specimen of one of those beetles from you?
I meant get, on the eat.... please excuse the typo.
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#9 Offline AntsDakota - Posted January 30 2020 - 3:51 PM

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I've kept army beetles in the past. And those who have bred meal worms and/or super worms could be considered 'beetle keepers'.


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#10 Offline kgollehon - Posted January 30 2020 - 7:59 PM

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I keep beetles myself, currently rearing a Chrysina woodii! It's somewhere towards the end of its L2 at the moment. Want to eventually get my hands on a Giant Stag Beetle or some Dynastes tityus. 


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#11 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 30 2020 - 8:01 PM

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closest thing I've found are filimbrate rain beetles. Cool, but unraisable.



#12 Offline AntHUB - Posted February 3 2020 - 10:25 AM

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AntHub, what are the chances I could eat a dead/preserved specimen of one of those beetles from you?
I meant get, on the eat.... please excuse the typo.

Email me, at Jk@uglyorangetruck.com, I have one of my previous pair right now.


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#13 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 19 2020 - 8:01 PM

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