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ADULTS: Tarandus stag beetle (Mesotopus tarandus)

ADULTS: Tarandus stag beetle (Mesotopus tarandus)

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This item will provide you with an adult PAIR of Mesotopus tarandus

Active date: 1/15/24 

The male has been used to mate two females.

The females listed are unmated.

Mesotopus tarandus originates from the woodlands of west Africa. This species is known for being the glossiest stag beetle species in the world. Historically, the species' rearing and breeding methods were not well understood, rendering captive breeding impossible. However, recent advances in our knowledge of their ecology, coupled with the efficacy of kawaratake in breeding, have substantially increased the likelihood of observing captive-bred specimens. 

Feeds on beetle jelly and non-citrus fruits such as bananas and apples.

THIS SPECIES IS NOT NATIVE TO THE U.S. AND IS NOT TO BE RELEASED OUTDOORS!

  

Shipping Info: 

To ensure the safe arrival of adult beetles or larvae, packages are shipped with either a heat pack or cold pack, depending on the prevailing weather conditions in the receiving area. However, if the weather conditions are extreme, excessively cold or hot, the shipment will be withheld until the weather becomes favorable.

Larvae are shipped with adequate substrate that should last for approximately one week. It is advisable to have an adequate supply of substrate ready before their arrival.

Packages are usually sent out on Mondays-Wednesdays. 

Two shipping options are available: Standard(USPS Priority) and Express(UPS Overnight). For Live Arrival Guarantee(LAG), you MUST choose the Express shipping option.

More information on LAG and shipping here

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