Blue Death Feigning Beetles 5 Pack

(4 customer reviews)


Asbolus verrucosus Blue death feigning beetle pet insects


This product listing is 5 Pack Blue Death Feigning Beetles. Get a group of 5 at a discounted rate of $55.

People who buy blue death feigning beetle pets often write me back years later to say they still have them.

The blue death feigning beetle is one of the most popular pet insects! Consider the similar smooth death feigning beetles as an alternative or addition since they can live in the same tank. See related products, below.

These popular beetles are known to live many, many years as adults. We are never sure of their age, however. Asbolus verrucosus’ common name comes from their ability to play dead when bothered. Blue death feigning beetles excrete a powder blue colored coating to protect them from the sun. These pet beetles are not picky feeders. Carrots, dried dog/cat food and various fruits or veggies are readily taken and hydrate them sufficiently. They don’t need additional humidity or water, though a piece of bark to hide under and an occasional squirt in the terrarium won’t hurt. A ventilated lid is recommended.

If they get wet they’ll turn a flat black color, but their ghostly, pale blue coloration reappears after they dry out a few days later. These are very active beetles, great for display and safe to hold in your hands! They prefer a dry, sandy substrate as dirt may begin to accumulate on their legs and feet if it’s too moist. They are not able to climb glass or plastic tank walls.

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Weight .1 lbs

4 reviews for Blue Death Feigning Beetles 5 Pack

  1. Harrison (verified owner)

    The BDFBs came in perfect condition. The overnight shipping was insanely fast and everything was packaged well.

  2. Rachel (verified owner)

    This review is long overdue.

    I have had my beetles for well over a year now. They are interesting and always on the move! They came in perfect condition and a beautiful waxy blue color. The photos here really don’t do them justice! Great bugs – great price! I highly recommend them!

    I am a repeat customer for a reason – very professional and knowledgeable. They are happy to answer any questions you may have and their insects are top notch!

  3. Ronnie Aguirre (verified owner)

    They are so cute!! I’ve been following BIC for a while now and I am so pleased to have been able to purchase my beetles directly from him. I will definitely be shopping here again! 😀

  4. ladyowa79 (verified owner)

    Got 5 – arrived quick and alive – instantly wanted to order 5 more but I gotta wait >.< 10/10 will buy again <3

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