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This listing is for a captive-bred Dynastes tityus adult pair. $128 per pair. One pair per customer. One pair includes a female in the 50 mm range and a male that is about 62 millimeters. Special terms of sale on these. There is no guarantee of lifespan. If they are dead on arrival I will refund you for the specimens, but not shipping. If one is dead, I will refund you for half the cost (not including shipping). No guarantee on lifespan after arrival. Limit one pair per customer. (note we also have females available individually on the site and you can purchase a pair and a single additional female)
Dynastes tityus is the Eastern Hercules Beetle. This is our most impressive US beetle species that is somewhat regularly available in the pet trade. The specimen in the photo has the largest set of horns of any D. tityus we have ever seen.
Make sure they stay in a humid enclosure. A dry substrate will shorten their lifespan considerably. Feed them fresh fruits and/or sugary liquids. They also eat beetle jellies (related products, below) if you want a food that won’t spoil or attract other pests like fruit flies, etc.
In the first scene of the video below, you can compare two males of the yellower D. tityus with the grayish male Dynastes granti.
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