Crab stag beetles (Homoderus mellyi) is an impressive and captivating beetle species native to the rainforests of West Africa. If you're interested in raising these remarkable creatures, here's some essential information:
Homoderus mellyi, or Crab Stag Beetle, is one of the most striking and intriguing stag beetle species found in West Africa. These beetles are typically available as adult specimens, making them an exciting addition to any insect enthusiast's collection.
Crab Stag Beetle undergoes a fascinating transformation from larva to giant adult beetle. Starting as L1~L3 larvae, it takes approximately 12-24 months for them to complete their development and reach adulthood. The journey from larvae to magnificent adult beetles is a remarkable process to witness.
Upon reaching adulthood, Crab Stag Beetles exhibit an impressive size, with individuals ranging from 33 to 68 millimeters. These striking beetles typically live for a relatively short period, with adult lifespans lasting around 2-4 months after becoming active.
A small amount of substrate (food) will be included with your larvae upon purchase. This will sustain them for a while, but it's essential to prepare additional food for their continued development. Alternatively, you can simplify your beetle-rearing experience by opting for our ready-to-feed premium beetle substrate, specially formulated to meet the dietary needs of Crab Stag Beetles.
Breeding this species require logs.
**This listing is for larvae, NOT adult.