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PostSubject: Fruit beetles   6/1/2008, 6:51 pm

I bought a box of 10 fruit beetle larvae a while ago, and all was going well, all munching, until they suddenly got this crazy mite infestation. I put it on a shelf away from all our other beasties and now it has calmed down, however the substrate dried out a bit and as far as I can see all of them have pupated.

I was lucky enough for one to only make half a cocoon, the other half being the plastic edge of the tub, so I can see inside and see whats going on, which is pretty cool.

Any advice for "hatching" this little chaps out?
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PostSubject: Re: Fruit beetles   6/2/2008, 9:10 am

I've never even heard of them -- can we get a scientific name?

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