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Selling/Measuring quantity of beetles?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by bulldog4949, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

    I have almost ran through all of my skulls for the year. How do you guys who sell beetles.....measure an approximate amount? Whats the
    average price per 1,000? Like $50 or so? Let me hear your input. Later.
     
  2. Jeff.

    Jeff. New Member

    Josh,
    Take a sample. Take a cup and scoop up some frass and beetles. Count the beetles/larvae that are easily countable. So, figure, on average that many will come out with each scoop. Then, when you've got your subsequent scoops into your holding container, I used to just add another few cups for good measure, and a good chunk of frass (should have eggs and small larvae). You've got to err on the side of adding more to the box though, sincc it's unlikely that the population is equally densely packed in all areas of the enclosure.

    As for pricing, I think I was asking about $50-$75/1K when I had enough, and up to about $200/5K++.
    Remember, you gotta give friends REALLY good deals! Haha. ;)
     

  3. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

    Thx Jeff. Yea but friends are few and far between. ;)