- I recently had a very large tree cut down and found a nest of Rhino
Beetles. I have collected adult male and female beetles, I believe
larva in the three various stages, and a few intact puation cell.
They are being housed inten gallon aquariums with approx. 5 inches of
substrate which consist of the mulched wood they were living in while
in the tree. I have placed the larva in a tank be themselves, while
the remaining tanks have a mixture of puation cells, and adults.
I understand the larve will eat the mulched wood, while I adults eat
various fruits and watered down maple syrup. I have had the beetles
for several days now have NOT SEEM the adults feed. They have
remained buried in the wood mulch. Is there something I should be
doing to encourage them to come out and feed.
- A few days again, I had a large old oak tree (3ft dia.) cut down. In
the base of the tree were a colony of eastern rhino beetles. I
collected larve, male and felmale adults and puation cells. I also
collected a lot of the wood mulch inwhich they were living in. The
larve are in a separate 10 gal aquarium from the adults and puation
cells, each living in about 5 inches of wood mulch. I have also been
misting the wood mulch, keeping it moist but not wet. I understand
the larve feed on the wood mulch and the adults feed on fruit and
watered down maple surup. I have done a lot of research on the web but
I need to talk with someone about specific questions I have.
One of my main concerns is, my adults are not comming up to feed at
night. Is there something I should be doing? Is this normal? Help