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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2009, 07:57 
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PostPosted: 29 Jan 2009, 00:41 
WHAT does a fellow do with one of these beetles?????????????? :?:


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PostPosted: 29 Jan 2009, 00:49 
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They clean skulls.

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PostPosted: 29 Jan 2009, 14:08 
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i wish i had the place to do stuff like that... i dont think they would like a colony in my dorm room. haha

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PostPosted: 29 Jan 2009, 19:22 
HUH,I thought you used bleach and peroxide.


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hemphillcreek wrote:
HUH,I thought you used bleach and peroxide.


The bugs get the meat and stuff off. The bleach is to whiten the bone up.

Just 1 more way to do it.

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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2009, 04:10 
OK,so much for just hanging on a nail somewhere and letting the flies and ants do there thing....can you post a ,,,,,,,no ill do e-search to get a look at one of these bettles.......one more question what do beetles eat when they aint got no skull to clean???????? and do they have wings??? :?:


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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2009, 07:09 
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hemphillcreek wrote:
OK,so much for just hanging on a nail somewhere and letting the flies and ants do there thing....can you post a ,,,,,,,no ill do e-search to get a look at one of these bettles.......one more question what do beetles eat when they aint got no skull to clean???????? and do they have wings??? :?:


Oh no, HC, don't ever rule out the old fashion way of cleaning skulls....aka: the skull on the nail or wire. These bugs are just specialist for eating the meat off bones. I have no idea if they can fly, most beetles can....no I wouldn't want to sleep in the same area where they were....I would question whether they eat live items (me :shock: )? Doc is the skull collecting specialist here on WAT and he can tell you all the various methods of cleaning skulls for collections. I found him an otter skull that I had left at my camp last season and it was in good shape, but the canine teeth had fallen out....I sent him the skull and have since found the two canines...so I'll have to send them to him later....that is the hazard of hanging a skull or laying it somewhere for the bugs to clean....they either go missing or parts of them go missing. Of course you can take precautions to prevent some of this. I put 8 skulls on a bracing board on my privacy fence when I came back from camp the other day and the second night two went missing...a bobcat and a coyote...I figure it was the neighborhood coons. No dogs get into my back yard. I searched the wooded area behind my fence, but didn't locate the skulls. See all the information you get for a dime!!!! :lol:

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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2009, 02:33 
Thats something them 2 skulls go a miss....Do you think big foot might have had anything to do with there going amiss????????I not sure what he snacks on.lol :D


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I have tried hiding skulls in places where the bugs could get them and they have been stollen every time. Even when I wrapped them up in an old carpet. I would be interested in a controlled cleaning with beatles but am a little weary of getting an infestation. I don't need extra critters around to eat at other fur and stuff I have. Maybe I can be reassured about the beatles. I did read that they are easily maintained but not real confident about that right now as keeping a colony out in the shed or garage is a deep freeze. Even the basement is pretty cool when the wood heater isn't going.

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Are the beetles still for sale? Im looking for about 1000.

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yes, 1000 will be $50. I accept paypal at tlake22@comcast.net or cash, check, money order to

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westernpatrapper wrote:
yes, 1000 will be $50. I accept paypal at tlake22@comcast.net or cash, check, money order to

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Do you actually have a way of counting a 1000 beetles or do you weigh them?

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PostPosted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:52 
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i count them.plus i include bedding that is saturated with eggs,


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Would it be hard to get them across the border into Canada, I would love to try some this summer when it's warm so I could keep them in the shead?

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nope, just send them in the mail


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I got my beetles the other day. All seems well. Thanks.

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