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Beetle Questions

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by fadetoblack72, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. fadetoblack72

    fadetoblack72 Member

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    My questions are
    1-best temp to keep beetle enclosure? Has anyone found that a certain temp gets them eating faster? Reproducing faster?
    2-I have my beetles in a 75 gallon aquarium. What factors limit the size of the colony? They have plenty of cardboard/styrofoam and about 1 1/2-2” of pine shavings for bedding. Will increasing the depth of the bedding help or is it only the size of the enclosure that limits the colony.
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  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Use the Advanced Search on here and search just the Skulls and Skeletons section. There is a ton of information on here about keeping beetles successfully. All your questions are on here.

    Shredded newspaper is better than pine shavings. Shavings have pitch/sap in them which can be an irritant. Cedar shavings will kill them. How much food you feed them will help control size.
     
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