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Old 10-04-2009, 11:15 PM
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Default Giant Flower Beetles Huge adult pair Mecynorrhina torquata

Hello everyone.
I have a few exceptionally large pairs of Mecynorrhina torquata available. The males are about 80 - 85mm in length, this rivals an average Goliathus male! Mecynorrhina specimens of this size are not often offered for sale!




Please see this link for more information and pictures of the beetles:
Huge LIVE Adult Flower Beetle breeding pair M torquata on eBay, also, Spiders Insects, Pet Supplies, Home Garden (end time 18-Apr-09 05:03:17 BST)
These beetles are easy to breed and females lay quite a lot of eggs. These pairs are wild caught so the gene pool is very strong. The season for this species has not long started so they are quite fresh, all legs are in perfect condition and the beetles are very very active (hyperactive really!). This is my favourite species due to its huge size, attractive colour, ease of care and very entertaining 'character'. These are the second largest Flower Beetles in the world - Goliathus being the largest which I also have for sale (Mecynorrhina are easier to care for than Goliathus though).
I would certainly classify these as being suitable for beginners and they will breed happily in a 30 litre clear plastic storage box costing around £4 or £5 complete with lid from a homeware store. A larger enclosure or a glass tank would also be suitable. I have had females of this species deposit eggs in 2 inches of loose peat in the past, they are really not fussy beetles when it comes to breeding. Rearing the larvae is also easy (I have these for sale too), there are posts relating to the rearing of larvae of this species on BugNation. Adults do well on banana or beetle jelly and just need 6 inches of decayed leaf mulch for the female to lay her eggs in. The basic care of the adults is very similar to the likes of most Pachnoda and Eudicella etc.
Anyway the price is £48 per pair and the male you receive will be between 80 - 85mm in length approximately (it's first come, first served for the very largest pairs).
Postage and packaging costs £6.50 (Royal Mail Special Delivery + heat pack).
Please email me at pendemarc@yahoo.com for enquiries, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Many thanks,
André - pet_insects
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am I only one with alarm bells ringing 2nd post and selling something
dunno seems a bit weird but correct me if there real
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am I only one with alarm bells ringing 2nd post and selling something
dunno seems a bit wierd

maby she/he sells stuff, imo i dnt think its wierd people always come online just to sell stuff
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check him out on bugnation then like he said .. he might have only just joined but it always looks funny when you join have no posts then offer stuff for sale but bump for beautiful beetles
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guess im just really paranoid ignore my posts lol its late and im tired I need more sleep
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his ebay feedback is 100% - 184 positives in 12 months.
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He's a very trustworthy seller from my experiences (and many other people on other forums). He's sold me plenty of my current larvae, and they're healthy and doing well. I guess he just joined to get more business here.
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I'm tempted by his goliath beetle L3 larvae
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Hello everyone.

Thankyou very much Sarracenia for your support and kind words.

Yes, for the people that don't know me because I have not used this forum much; I have been breeding beetles for some years now and have started selling many of my beetles and other invertebrates over the past year or so.
I specialise in giant or unusual beetle species although I also keep some phasmids, katydids, millipedes and snails etc.
I can get almost any beetle species known to the hobby because I have many friends and contacts who are beetle enthusiasts, so please send me a message if anyone is looking for anything in particular. There may sometimes be a delay because of the availablility or the season, but I can usually get most species within a few weeks.
Please email me at pendemarc@yahoo.com if you have any requests / questions. Also please see this post for many of my other available species:
http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/invert-classifieds/284801-various-giant-tropical-beetles-larvae.html

Many thanks for your time,
André - pet_insects
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wow they are HUGE
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