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  1. Invert Classifieds
    Hey all, I'm interested in either larvae or adult Pachnoda beetles. Particularly: Pachnoda aurantia Pachnoda abyssinica Pachnoda stehelini Pachnoda cordata Pachnoda interrupta Would prefer larvae however adults are okay if need be. Am also interested in other Pachnoda which aren't...
  2. Spiders and Inverts
    Hey all, I’m interested in raising more beetles of the Pachnoda genus outside of specifically marginata peregrina - but I’m having trouble finding anywhere to get the beetles/grubs (locally and online). BugzUK has two types right now, but it looks like they used to have a lot more but are now...
  3. Lizards
    Hi, I was chatting to a guy at work about geckos and he said he has Sun beetles in with his gargoyle. He has a bioactive setup and says the beetles help clean up the tank. What I want to know is this setup ok? Can beetles live in thd same tank as the Gargoyle?
  4. Invert Care Sheets
    Sun beetles are among the easiest beetle species to keep. Bright and active, they can make entertaining display animals or can be bred as feeders. Lifespan Adult beetles generally live anywhere from 2 to 6 months. Housing Adult sun beetles can be kept in glass or plastic tanks, and will do...
  5. Spiders and Inverts
    my first sun beetle emerged yesterday. His wing are not going under his wing case and the are crumpeled. dose anyone know if hes ok
  6. Invert Classifieds
    Sun Beetle Colony (Pachnoda marginata peregrina): £15 The colony comprises of the following: Approx. 10 Beetles, 10 Larvae, 4 Pupa. These are widely thought to be the easiest beetle to keep and are a great place to start before moving on to more exotic and more demanding species...
  7. Invert Classifieds
    I've had a population explosion of these!!!!:gasp: 30 grubs (mostly L1 ans L2) for £10 which includes 1st class postage. PM if interested, thanks
  8. Spiders and Inverts
    Observed strange behaviour yesterday of one beetle towards another. Have only ever seen the normal interactions such as clambering over each other, mating and some fighting for the females but I actually saw one licking the back of another as if it was a piece of fruit. These are pachnoda...
  9. Spiders and Inverts
    I seen some green Fruit beetles in my local pet shop, for £6 each! I'm guessing they're over priced for retail or whatever as there is a website that is selling 20 fruit beetles for £15, but theyre brown/yellow beetles. Are they different beetles or are they different morphs or what? I really...
  10. Feeder
    Hi guys. I have just purchased the below and would like a little guidance from you sun beetle owners out there. Sun Beetle (Pachnoda marginata peregrina) 5 X Cocoons I just bought them (on a whim as there was minutes to go and they were cheap), now I understand the basics of how to keep these...
  11. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi everyone, could I keep fruit/sun beetle, madagascan hissing cockroaches, and giant african black millipedes together?
  12. Feeder
    Bought 6 adult beetles about a month ago. Have kept them in fruit and a dark space, checking on them over the last week, they're all dead bar one. :( Trying to figure out what I've done wrong TBH. Gone through the soil and found one living beetle, nothing else though in terms of grubs etc...
  13. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi Need some info can i keep 2 females and one male in a tall sweet jar with 6 inch substrate or are these containers not wide enough they are about 30mm tall and diameter is 150mm. Also any one selling beetles or larva soon or want to exchange for chinese mantis 1st instar nymphs?
  14. Spiders and Inverts
    i have a big big tank i use for all beetles, woodlice and roaches, i had to clean it out the other day because the soil was geting too high. and whilst emptying it out i found these... (i put them in the choc box to count them :P ) they are either one of these: jewel scarabs these...
  15. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi, Just acquired 10 sun beetle grubs yesterday and today I have 3 dead with holes at either end of their body. They are in a large tank with about 10cm of eco earth a load of dead leaves and rotting wood. The only explanation i can think of is cannibalism......anyone with any experience of...
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