How to house adult beetles

How to house adult beetles

Many people appear to be unsure about the proper way to house adult beetles. To address this, here's a quick guide on setting up suitable habitat for your beetles:


1. Choose a container that is 3-4x the size of your beetle with ventilation holes on the lid.

In this example, we'll be using a 7qt container from Walmart.


2. Fill the container with wood shavings. While substrates like coco coir are also viable, we prefer wood shavings because they help minimize odors and are typically free of pests.

Wood shavings are readily available at pet stores

3. Moisten the wood shavings as needed, considering the number of ventilation holes in the lid. Aim for a damp texture that is moist to the touch but not dripping wet. Keep in mind that excessive humidity resulting from low ventilation can often shorten the beetle's lifespan.

4. Place sticks and barks on top of the wood shavings so that the beetle has something to grab onto if it falls on its back. 

5. Put the beetle inside with beetle jelly or banana.


That's all there is to it! Quite straightforward, isn't it? Of course, you can opt for more elaborate setups, but from our experience, this arrangement proves to be highly effective. We hope this guide has been helpful to you!


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