ENCLOSURE :

PET BEETLES CAN BE ENJOYED SUCCESSFULLY IN SMALL GROUPS STARTING IN A 5 GALLON ENCLOSURE AS A MINIMUM SIZE. SMALLER ENCLOSURES ARE SUFFICIENT FOR INDIVIDUALS. BE SURE TO USE A TIGHLY FITTING LIT, MODIFIED WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION ADJUSTED DEPENDING WHICH SPECIES IS BEING KEPT. 

SUBSTRATE + HABITAT

 

DEPENDING ON THE SPECIES, DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES CAN BE USED. HOWEVER AS A GENERAL RULE, A THICK LAYER OF SPAHGNUM MOSS, ASPEN SHAVINGS OR FLAKE SOIL IS BEST. THE SUBSTRATE CAN BE AMENDED WITH , SAND, CLAY OR CRUSHED LEAF LITTER. 

LIGHTING + TEMPERATURE + HUMIDITY 

ROOM TEMPERATURE [19-25°C] IS THE OPTIMAL RANGE. LIGHTING CAN BE PROVIDED IF DESIRED, USING A LOW HEAT DAYLIGHT LED. HUMIDITY SHOULD RANGE FROM [ 40-60 %] THE SUBSTRATE SHOULD NEVER BE SATURATED, JUST BARELY MOIST. 

DIET + FEEDING 

SCARABS : PROVIDE ADULTS WITH BEETLE JELLY, FRESH FRUIT ( BANANA, MANGO, APPLE, WATERMELON ) OR COTTON BALL SOAKED IN 1:1 RATIO OF PURE MAPLE SYRUP AND WATER. 

CARNIVOROUS BEETLES : PROVIDE FRUIT FLIES, CRICKETS, MEALWORMS, ETC.

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