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#1 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 21 2016 - 6:17 AM

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Collected on 11/25/16
 
I'm a bit clueless as of what to feed her. I should have grabbed some leaf litter or dead wood while at the nesting site.. So far i've found plenty of bites taken out of organic spinach but that's as far as i've been able to tell.
 
Any Help?
 
 
Here's a picture and a video.
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#2 Offline CallMeCraven - Posted December 21 2016 - 1:35 PM

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I am here to give my opinion... THAT IS A BIG LARVAE! Now that is out of the way I will give your question a go. A university in Galveston suggests fruits like apples or maybe even leaves, but in general, adults do not seem to eat much.

 

http://aggie-horticu...hant_beetle.htm


Edited by CallMeCraven, December 21 2016 - 1:52 PM.

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4x Camponotus (hyatti?)

 

 

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#3 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 21 2016 - 1:41 PM

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I am here to gibe my opinion... THAT IS A BIG LARVAE! Now that is out of the way I will give your question a go. A university in Galveston suggests fruits like apples or maybe even leaves, but in general, adults do not seem to eat much.

 

http://aggie-horticu...hant_beetle.htm

Thank you =D



#4 Offline spider_creations - Posted December 22 2016 - 4:33 PM

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I have kept them. You need rotting wood hard wood is best and I think pine is bad so avoid that. You can also add carrots, apple, ECT.
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#5 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 22 2016 - 4:50 PM

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Oh man i'm excited. I may order some other grubs now that i'm thinking of it. Have you ever tried scarab beetles?



#6 Offline Leo - Posted December 23 2016 - 4:37 AM

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well I've got these guys



#7 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 23 2016 - 5:03 AM

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Did you raise them from a larvae? Those are cool af.



#8 Offline gcsnelling - Posted December 23 2016 - 6:51 AM

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Keep in mind if the beetles are not native to your area it is going to be illegal to import them. A great many scarabs are serious agricultural pests.



#9 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 23 2016 - 6:56 AM

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I had no clue. I should really look into the insect laws for my area. Michigan being a colder state doesnt have to many invasive species issues as states such as Florida or California would have.



#10 Offline Mdrogun - Posted December 23 2016 - 7:32 PM

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I had no clue. I should really look into the insect laws for my area. Michigan being a colder state doesnt have to many invasive species issues as states such as Florida or California would have.

According to http://www.michigan....8071---,00.htmlYou're fine to import any bugs as long as they aren't invasive in the state. I don't know if Scarab beetles are invasive to Michigan specifically. I would imagine they aren't. In fact, it looks like states are quite relaxed about importing bugs as long as they aren't invasive. The only thing I can find for Illinois about importing insects is relative to firewood because of the destructive beetles that might be living in it. I'd be curious to know how it would work out if you ever went to court for importing ants. Would it be like the weed industry where the federal government is turning a blind eye as long as the state is okay with it or would federal law get in the way?


Edited by Mdrogun, December 23 2016 - 7:45 PM.

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Crematogaster cerasi

Pheidole bicarinata

Aphaenogaster rudis

Camponotus chromaiodes

Formica sp. (microgena species)

Nylanderia cf. arenivega


#11 Offline Leo - Posted December 23 2016 - 10:45 PM

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Did you raise them from a larvae? Those are cool af.

yes i did

 

Keep in mind if the beetles are not native to your area it is going to be illegal to import them. A great many scarabs are serious agricultural pests.

i found them



#12 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 24 2016 - 5:58 PM

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I had no clue. I should really look into the insect laws for my area. Michigan being a colder state doesnt have to many invasive species issues as states such as Florida or California would have.

According to http://www.michigan....8071---,00.htmlYou're fine to import any bugs as long as they aren't invasive in the state. I don't know if Scarab beetles are invasive to Michigan specifically. I would imagine they aren't. In fact, it looks like states are quite relaxed about importing bugs as long as they aren't invasive. The only thing I can find for Illinois about importing insects is relative to firewood because of the destructive beetles that might be living in it. I'd be curious to know how it would work out if you ever went to court for importing ants. Would it be like the weed industry where the federal government is turning a blind eye as long as the state is okay with it or would federal law get in the way?

 

Hah, i feel as if none of the governing officials that found any bug i had would realize weather or not it's illegal to import.



#13 Offline Mads - Posted December 24 2016 - 8:13 PM

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I had no clue. I should really look into the insect laws for my area. Michigan being a colder state doesnt have to many invasive species issues as states such as Florida or California would have.

According to http://www.michigan....8071---,00.htmlYou're fine to import any bugs as long as they aren't invasive in the state. I don't know if Scarab beetles are invasive to Michigan specifically. I would imagine they aren't. In fact, it looks like states are quite relaxed about importing bugs as long as they aren't invasive. The only thing I can find for Illinois about importing insects is relative to firewood because of the destructive beetles that might be living in it. I'd be curious to know how it would work out if you ever went to court for importing ants. Would it be like the weed industry where the federal government is turning a blind eye as long as the state is okay with it or would federal law get in the way?

 

Hah, i feel as if none of the governing officials that found any bug i had would realize weather or not it's illegal to import.

 

Keep in mind that this is exactly how, and why, blanket bans get put into effect. It is much easier for governments to say that you can import, or transport, nothing at all rather than say a few select species are okay. You really should do your best to not draw unwanted attention, not only to yourself, but the insect keeping hobby as a whole.

 

Mads



#14 Offline Mdrogun - Posted December 24 2016 - 10:44 PM

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I had no clue. I should really look into the insect laws for my area. Michigan being a colder state doesnt have to many invasive species issues as states such as Florida or California would have.

According to http://www.michigan....8071---,00.htmlYou're fine to import any bugs as long as they aren't invasive in the state. I don't know if Scarab beetles are invasive to Michigan specifically. I would imagine they aren't. In fact, it looks like states are quite relaxed about importing bugs as long as they aren't invasive. The only thing I can find for Illinois about importing insects is relative to firewood because of the destructive beetles that might be living in it. I'd be curious to know how it would work out if you ever went to court for importing ants. Would it be like the weed industry where the federal government is turning a blind eye as long as the state is okay with it or would federal law get in the way?

 

Hah, i feel as if none of the governing officials that found any bug i had would realize weather or not it's illegal to import.

 

Keep in mind that this is exactly how, and why, blanket bans get put into effect. It is much easier for governments to say that you can import, or transport, nothing at all rather than say a few select species are okay. You really should do your best to not draw unwanted attention, not only to yourself, but the insect keeping hobby as a whole.

 

Mads

 

I'm confused as to what you're saying. You're saying that in order to keep importing ants legal I should stop talking about it?


Edited by Mdrogun, December 24 2016 - 10:44 PM.

Currently Keeping:
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

Pheidole pilifera

Forelius sp. (Monogynous, bicolored) "Midwestern Forelius"
Crematogaster cerasi

Pheidole bicarinata

Aphaenogaster rudis

Camponotus chromaiodes

Formica sp. (microgena species)

Nylanderia cf. arenivega


#15 Offline Mads - Posted December 24 2016 - 11:00 PM

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Not you, I meant Loops117, talking is fine, but he has basically said he has brought insects back from outside of state lines.

 

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#16 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 25 2016 - 10:16 PM

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Ooooh, good call. Adjusting.







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