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Old 06-07-2007, 06:27 PM
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I have had some RFB's going for a month or so and see lots of beetles but cannot seem to find the larvae. I have a strainer kind of thing and sift the flour, but I do not see them.

How long does it take for these to get going?

How big are the larvae?

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How big are the larvae?

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little :-) 3mm or so.

patience, soon you will have lots of little wrigglers that you can annoyingly harvest, separate from adults, dust off, try to feed before the moisture of the viv kills them off....and then you'll be back to springtails and ff's like me :-)

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Search this index, b/c Corey had a nice description of their care and harvesting a while back that is very good info....

[even if I do hate RFB's] :-)

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Thanks Shawn! Raising these little buggers did not SOUND difficult.

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I just sifted through my first RFB culture and I have literally thousands of larvae. Its been running for exactly one month with a start of about 30 adult beetles. They are quite a pain in the ass to sort out with a fine strainer and even then they seem to die in a feeding cup in the viv after about 2 minutes. My tincs aren't quite sure what to think of them but they quickly gobble up the few that are frantically squirming. I think I picked out about 30 of them and now I'm exhausted. how many of these should be good for a days feeding (2 azureus)?
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