- Size: 20-90mm
- Adult life span: 4-8 months
- Temperature: 70-77°F
- Humidity: 60-70%
- Food: Beetle jelly or fruits(no citrus)
- Required temperature for breeding: 72-77°F
- Minimum container size for egg laying: 32oz container per female. Bigger containers are always the better option for breeding.
- # of eggs laid on average: 10-30 eggs.
- Flake soil humidity adjustment: The amount of water is appropriate when you can form a ball by squeezing the flake soil with your hand. Water seeping out of your hands during the process indicates that there is too much water.
- Set-up: Lightly pack around 5 inches of flake soil.
- Food: Flake soil or white-rot hardwood.
- Temperature: 68-77°F.
- Humidity: 60%
- Larval duration: 4-7 months
- Container size recommendations:
- L1: 2oz deli cup
- L2: 4-6oz deli cup
- L3 female: 16oz deli cup
- L3 male: 16-32oz deli cup. Wide containers are usually better for producing majors in my experience.
Larva weight to adult size estimate:
Larval weight (g) Adult size (mm) 6-8g 70mm or less 9g 75mm 10-11g
- Female larvae tend to pupate a lot faster than males. So it is ideal to keep female larvae cool (68°F) and male larvae warm(77°F).
- The size of the male pupa is influenced by both food and space.
- Larvae of this species are very peaceful. I have not experienced any cannibalism with this species yet.