I am thinking about getting some Dermestid Beetles, but the only place I could keep them would be in my shop where all of my customers mounts are. Where do you guys and girls keep your Beetles?
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1ST. you dont want them anywhere near your shop! the reasons should be obvious! 2ND. did you ever smell the whole process? 3RD. letting someone who specializes in the bug business will be money well spent!
I have them in my shop in a 33 Gallon rubber maid trash can and haven't any problems. THe smell isn't that bad, heck the animal hides smell worse before tanning. As long as you don't tip the trash can over you'll have no problems :-)
I keep mine in my garage. I would never consider keping them in a plastic container of any sort. These suckers can chew anything but glass. i keep mine in a fishtank. I also constantly check the seals on the glass too. They can chew through that too from time to time!