Monday, February 23, 2015

My Eleodes obscurus

I caught these last year close to the snake river. The females are among the largest of the Eleodes species, and are surprisingly heavy for a beetle! I have been feeding them dog food, fruits and veggies. Their substrate is coconut fiber, and I recently added some sphagnum moss and some dead leaves. They seem to be pretty easy to breed! Here are some pictures.

Female















Male
















Male
















Larva














Larva















Cage (The beetle in the bottom right corner is a E.caudiferus male, by the way).
















They have been doing very good for me, and I hope to keep my colony going for many years to come! Hope you guys enjoy!

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