Goliath Beetle Adult Male XXL


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The size of the Goliath Beetle Adult Male sold through this listing is EXTRA EXTRA LARGE! It measures about 85 mm.

Goliathus goliatus. Goliathus goliatus. Don’t you just want to say it over and over again? Somebody pinch you, it’s true. The day has come.

We are selling ADULT males through this listing. Size of specimen is extra large and within that there is some variation in the range of millimeters, between specimens we ship. A healthy, live beetle will arrive. We do not guarantee health beyond that first day, sorry. If you want to know if your beetle has a nice strong handshake on arrival, hold it (be careful, actually…they don’t let go)! We don’t really advise holding them as they really dig in and can hold on crazy tight. Do not, DO NOT put them on your face!

A living adult Goliath Beetle is a universally rare item. Dead specimens themselves are very valuable as you can see on Ebay. Limit one per customer. We have to send this in a larger box and so some of the cost of shipping is built into the cost of the specimen.

(Females sold through a separate listing.)

As adults we feed them banana and provide them a couple inches of moist but not wet substrate. Room temp is fine in the 70’s. Put some sticks or bark on the substrate to keep the beetle from losing their footing and ending up on their backs where they may tire themselves out.

Thanks to the efforts of Steven Barney who worked to get this protein-feeding giant African beetle deregulated and then sourced and captive bred them here in the US. These have now been captive-bred in the US for several generations.

We feed these adults ripe banana.

See an adult on my TikTok account here:


Watch the video below from my YouTube Channel to see an adult male at the very end of the video.

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Weight .15 lbs


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