Anyone know how to raise Aeolus mellilus?

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PostCanadian anter on 4/2/2017, 8:36 pm

I find more and more of these everyday and would like to try rearing them. Any suggestions?
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PostSalmon on 4/3/2017, 3:29 pm

From what I've read, they're a vegetarian click beetle species that can sometimes be a minor pest so it should be pretty straightforward. Moist substrate with bits of potato, carrot or other vegetables for larvae, fruit or other foods containing simple carbohydrates would probably be accepted by adults. Might have to do some experimentation, like trying dead insects or dog food to see if they like protein.
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PostT.C. on 4/4/2017, 3:48 pm

Yeah, salmon hit it on the head. I see alot of them under bark in the woodpile. Try offering a spot where there is moist wood as well.

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