Buy Blue Death Feigning Beetle

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Asbolus verrucosus Blue death feigning beetle pet insects


Back in larger numbers later today 6/1.

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 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.

$12 each.

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Weight .1 lbs

2 reviews for Buy Blue Death Feigning Beetle

  1. Beetle777 (verified owner)

    Both of my beetles arrived safely and healthy.

  2. June Mosher (verified owner)

    all 5 beetle came safe and sound. thank you

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