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My First Beetles.......And a question.

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by beetleguy85, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. beetleguy85

    beetleguy85 New Member

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    Okay so i have my first beetles,Which aren't Dermestes Maculatas.I think the scientific name is Dermestes Lardarius.Anyway i'm quite happy but have a new question:
    About how long after they mate will i see larvae?I have seen them mate.Males are really tiny compared to females.I have 1 male and 1 female and the female is like 1-1 1/2 inches long.Are they normally this big?
     
  2. NO! That would be a cockroach.
     

  3. beetleguy85

    beetleguy85 New Member

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    Trust me it aint a roach i've seen millions of them and we don't get them here.
     
  4. within 4 days
     
  5. 1 dermestid should fit on a dime
     
  6. Most all of us use dermestid. Send a picture of the Dermestes Maculatas.
    x2 with toxic. all dermestid will be no longer than 1/2 - 5/8 long.

    Dermestid have a lifespan of about 5 months. 1/2 their life as a juvenille and other as a adult.
    Juvenilles do most of the cleaning. Adults do eat but prefer to mate.

    Hmmmmmmmm. I think I would rather eat. LOL
     
  7. Bone Heads

    Bone Heads Kristen M. Armenia

    Dermestes lardarius you say. There's a kid(s) on here, goes by the name of "Dermestidbeetlez" and "dermestid", look him up and PM him. He keeps lardarius.
     
  8. Spysar

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    Are you from Saskatchewan? And did you find these in a mattress or a crackerbox?
     
  9. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

    Well lookey lookey. It is our friend dermestid, mike98, dermestid beetlez......man he never lets up does he???