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PostSubject: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/8/2017, 5:12 pm

wow, those look awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/8/2017, 5:18 pm

Thanks, they're from the DRC

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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/8/2017, 5:19 pm

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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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/8/2017, 7:07 pm

Very Nice beetles. They are in good condition as well.
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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/8/2017, 7:44 pm

Nice to have established stock that could be introduced back as needed.
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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/9/2017, 4:41 pm

For some reason I like the orientalis A LOT more than the goliathus
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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   1/9/2017, 6:33 pm

Oh wow, regius is a lot cooler
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PostSubject: Re: My Goliath beetles!   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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