Hello everyone , I wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone for the great information I have read over the last few weeks. I just today received my fist colony (5000). I feel like a a new father all nervous. Hopefully i can post some pictures of my set up in the future. Just to make sure everything is Ok I would like to ask a few questions: 1. I bought some pet bedding that has backing soda ad dative ? Will this harm the beetles? I did not use because of not knowing. I used cotton wadding and newspaper. 2. At I placed beetles in the tank at noon with two hot dogs and two paper towels sprayed with water, in the last 9 hours I have not seen many eating or drinking, estimating maybe 100 on only one of the hotdogs. My temp is 79-80 and humidity is around 40percent, I have a exhaust running the entire time. Should they be eating more? Will they take some time to acclimate before they really start to eat? How fast should a colony of 5000 in different stages eat two hot dogs? Thanks again for all the great info and hopefully someone can subside my nerviosness with answers to my questions. Looking forward to contributing in the future.