Red type. They can also survive the very hot summers in Japan, where the temperatures regularly reach over 30 degrees Celsius. When you pay a lot of money for a pair of beetles, it is best to keep them separate unless you are ready to breed them. Over a couple of days, the color changes into the beautiful rainbow. Any insect you ever see with wings...no matter how small, is an adult, and is as large as it will ever be. Rugose Stag Beetle Female Cybister sp. As the beetle emerges after the pupa stage, it struggles to grip onto the smooth, slippery plastic container flooring. Since the air in the container does remain moist for a long time, mold does tend to grow on the wood if you added too much water. When you change the humus, leave about 20% of the original humus in the container. § 7711, et seq. You may find some will die off if the conditions are too extreme. The female laid some eggs, of which three hatched into larvae. 5 out of 5 stars (63) 63 reviews $ 15.00. You should keep the 800 mL containers in a dark, quiet place. Use a container that is about 15 cm deep. If the change is too extreme, the larva can become sick and/or die. Eggs - Giant Stick Insect, (Phasma gigas) £8.00 GBP. Use your fist or a glass to compact the humus in the container to a depth of about 5 cm. Mites can begin to attach to the rainbow stag beetles around the mouth and its joints. You will generally find that the females in their first year will lay more eggs than beetles who are nearing the end of their life. It will be interesting to see the traits of these new beetles, as I have not been using the kinshi bottles or worrying about the temperatures. The females tended to be average in size, but the males were very small. From shop OtterwellStudio. Rainbow stag beetles are also known as the magnificent, Mueller’s or king stag beetle. Unfortunately, the staff at these places have a limited knowledge of the rainbow stag beetle, but these are good places to buy your first rainbow stag beetles since they are not that expensive. Phalacrognathus muelleri beetles are found wild in Queensland, Australia. After beetles come out of the pupa, they will stay in their  cells inactive for a couple of weeks and then they will be ready to mate again. Phalacrognathus muelleri (rainbow stag beetle) normal line, L1-2, £5.5 each, 10 for £50, SOLD OUT! It is a recessive gene. Green type. This type is just plain green. Top the rest of the 800 mL container with new humus. It is the only species in its genus, Phalacrognathus, which is closely related to the genus Lamprima. In summer, mites can be a big problem and are often found in the humus. Hurry up and meet the Beetles of your dream! I have successfully bred rainbow stag beetles and Japanese rhinoceros beetles for many years. In fact, this may be the only insect whose undersid… Beetles As Pets YOUTUBE Channel Click HERE, Beetles As Pets YOUTUBE Channel Click HERE. My first female, Motty, died three weeks before her second birthday, which is a ripe old age for a beetle. If you are worried about this, use a plastic spoon to move it. Caring for stag beetles is much the same as caring for rhinoceros beetles, but, there are a few differences in how to care for stag beetles. These photographs do not even come close to capturing the true colours and beauty of these beetles and they really do need to be seen to be believed! Some have a very dark red color. In the late L3 stage the larvae  will create the pupal chamber and transform to the pupa. Keeping beetles as pets. In 2015 I bought a large red type rainbow stag beetle pair from a specialist beetle shop in Japan. The optimum temperature for egg laying is 24 degrees Celsius. Adults Temperature ~23-28C. Stag Beetles are found worldwide and often found in forests on rotting and dead wood. This advert is located in and around Earl Shilton, Leicestershire. Offer small pieces and replace each day to avoid the fruit fermenting. You don't need to compact this humus. Sorry, I'm very new to the hobby. You can see this in the photo to the right. Hi so welcome to our ad . I bought this big rainbow stag beetle from a breeder in NQ. Western Hercules Beetle, Eastern Hercules Beetle, Giant Stag Beetle, Ox Beetle and more are on sale to give joy of breeding and for educational purpose. I found that the rate of survival of the pupa is much higher if pupa is transferred into the artificial pupa container, which I normally make from floral foam. I kept these three larvae in 800mL containers, using the humus I bought for stag beetle larvae. Make sure the humus is moist, but not really wet. If there is more than one female in the container, they may clean up each others holes to lays their own eggs. There were seven males and five females. 3 items. During this time, they are not very active and will generally just hide in the humus without eating until it gets warmer. Even if the female laid eggs, if the temperature is too cold, the eggs will not turn into larvae. 10-15 cm from the bottom to the log is fine. Stag beetle diet (3 parts banana, 1 part Maple syrup, 1 part natural yogurt). However, in my experience, a female who stays in the humus and doesn't eat anything for that time is more likely to be laying eggs. Ordering beetles from online sources outside the U.S. (such as Taiwan or Japan) without a PPQ permit is a violation of the Plant Control Act. The container I used was 1.4L in size. They do not occur here in Brisbane and are endemic to the rain forests in North Queensland. The female burrows the hole inside of the log and deposits eggs, simultaneously filling the hole with mulched wood and with parts of the substrate. Supplies. 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