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Postmothman27 on 11/30/2016, 10:04 am

Here is my one pair of Goliathus goliathus from Africa
Male is pretty large: 96mm
Female: 83mm


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Postnatureguy on 11/30/2016, 2:44 pm

Where can i get a male one of those? I mean I know they are in Africa, but where can I get them from?
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Postmothman27 on 11/30/2016, 3:14 pm

I got mine off of Ebay. They can be VERY expensive, especially after they get over 100mm.
I was lucky to get mine at a pretty good price for the size. Make sure you know the size, they are not all this big.
There are 5 species. Mine are Goliathus goliathus. They, along with Goliathus orientalis, are the cheapest for the size.
Goliathus regius (My Favorite) and Goliathus cacicus are the most expensive but very large.
Goliathus albosignatus is the smallest and also the cheapest.

Here is a nice one, I am not sure how high the price will go:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Goliathus-Goliathus-Large-Male-97mm-Uganda-2016-Goliath-Beetle-Taxidermy-20414-/332045673650?hash=item4d4f76e4b2:g:Q18AAOSw4GVYOx2j
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Postnatureguy on 11/30/2016, 9:50 pm

@mothman27 wrote:I got mine off of Ebay. They can be VERY expensive, especially after they get over 100mm.
I was lucky to get mine at a pretty good price for the size. Make sure you know the size, they are not all this big.
There are 5 species. Mine are Goliathus goliathus. They, along with Goliathus orientalis, are the cheapest for the size.
Goliathus regius (My Favorite) and Goliathus cacicus are the most expensive but very large.
Goliathus albosignatus is the smallest and also the cheapest.

Here is a nice one, I am not sure how high the price will go:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Goliathus-Goliathus-Large-Male-97mm-Uganda-2016-Goliath-Beetle-Taxidermy-20414-/332045673650?hash=item4d4f76e4b2:g:Q18AAOSw4GVYOx2j

Thank you very much, I am actually really interested! Of course it would be cool to have one alive too!
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Postmothman27 on 12/1/2016, 6:42 am

I think you would need a permit to get them live, otherwise that would be awesome.
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PostHisserdude on 12/1/2016, 7:22 pm

Well people do breed Goliath beetles in captivity, mostly in Japan where it's legal but I'm certain there are hobbyists in the US breeding them as well, secretly of course since it's illegal here in the states.
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Postmothman27 on 1/8/2017, 2:04 pm

My new pair of Goliathus orientalis
The male


Sorry this is sooo blurry, the female


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PostInsect Rod on 1/8/2017, 3:55 pm

Nice pair of goliath.
Their cost seem to indicate supply and demand, any thoughts as to the fate of large beetles in general in the wild,,, any of those beetles that bring high prices?
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PostCanadian anter on 1/8/2017, 5:12 pm

wow, those look awesome!
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Postmothman27 on 1/8/2017, 5:18 pm

Thanks, they're from the DRC

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Postmothman27 on 1/8/2017, 5:19 pm

@Insect Rod wrote:Nice pair of goliath.
Their cost seem to indicate supply and demand, any thoughts as to the fate of large beetles in general in the wild,,, any of those beetles that bring high prices?
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I would guess birds and insect eating mammals.
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PostT.C. on 1/8/2017, 7:07 pm

Very Nice beetles. They are in good condition as well.
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PostInsect Rod on 1/8/2017, 7:44 pm

Nice to have established stock that could be introduced back as needed.
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PostCanadian anter on 1/9/2017, 4:41 pm

For some reason I like the orientalis A LOT more than the goliathus
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Postmothman27 on 1/9/2017, 5:35 pm

They rank about the same for me. My favorite is G. regius, also happens to be much more $ so I don't have any yet.
Here is a pic from the internet:


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PostCanadian anter on 1/9/2017, 6:33 pm

Oh wow, regius is a lot cooler
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Postmothman27 on 1/9/2017, 8:07 pm

I think so too. Some like the cacicus too. I personally like it but not as much as regius, it looks somewhat dirty or rusty too me.



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