Thursday, March 12, 2015

Eleodes cf. cordatus

I caught these last year, and they have been doing really good for me. They are small, only about 13mm long. They breed readily in captivity, and the larva have good pupal survival rates. They eat dog food, fruits and veggies like most other darkling beetles. The larva are yellow with brown markings on them, kinda like superworms. The substrate is coconut fiber and sphagnum moss. I keep them dry, with a moist corner. Here are some pictures!

Female on the right side, male on the left.

















Male


















Adult pair, Female on right, male on left.


















The cage


















And here is a video I took of them the other day!
















So far this species has proven easy to breed, and they are quite cute in my opinion! I hope you guys enjoyed! :)

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