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This listing is for one Dynastes grantii rhino beetle larva. This is the longest, most impressive rhino beetle species in the United States. A larva is an immature (like the caterpillars that later become adult butterflies). These are in the grub stage that lasts 12 to 24 months. Available as L3 larvae (meaning 3rd instar, with L3 being the third and final, longest larval instar/stage). Larval sizes vary slightly. After a larva grows completely it pupates. A month or so later the adult beetle emerges. Photos of the larvae do not appear on this page currently.
These are available as captive bred larvae, unsexed at $22 each.
The larvae feed on decaying wood from hardwood trees like oak, beech, alder, maple, ash, etc. They will ship in a small amount of substrate that could sustain them for a month but not allow them to “thrive”. You really should have a plan for acquiring the suitable wood before getting them. I do offer a premium oak flake soil product in the links below.
A whole book written on their care is also offered below. To sum it up in three words–wood and moisture.
Adults later feed on juicy fruits like apple, peach and pear but we usually offer them beetle jellies, also linked below.
The video below compares two nice sized males of the yellower D. tityus with the grayish male Dynastes granti in the first clip and then moves on to a breeding pair of D. tityus.
(verified owner) – April 25, 2021
We love our larvae! We bought two from Peter and they growing quite nicely! To be honest, they are getting really big (guess they are eating good:). Thanks Peter. You rock. We can’t wait to see them transform into beetles.
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