Goliathus breeder's page – Part 1/3 – Introduction to the Goliathus beetle

Goliathus breeding is a lot of beetle breeding sacred grain . Its enormous size and color pattern are highly sought after in many collective minds. Samples larger than 10 cm are counted for the last millimeter and hundreds of dollars. However, his biology was most enchanted. Cultivation habits of the mysterious veil. People have been trying their breeding cycle in the 80s, even though the cost of each larva was over $ 100. According to breeders' theory, Goliathus larvae needed a special tree species that was not found outside Africa. Meanwhile, the beetle breeding hobby has continued to be popular in Japan and elsewhere. New techniques have been discovered such as the use of fungus michium in a wood mixture called kinshi to reproduce Lucanidae patterns that are larger than in the wild. One day, a well-known American breeder, Orin McMonigle, discovered that rhinoceros beetle larvae can feed on dog food to accelerate growth and achieve more speed than substrate-fed larvae. The use of the protein additive was probably similar to the wheel in the beetle breeding world. Suddenly, breeders tried different species (Lucanidae, Dynastidae and Cetoniidae) that were found in breeding and discovered that most species successfully accepted the dried pellet. A Japanese breeder acknowledged that without the discovery of this technique, the cultivation of Goliathus would not have been possible.

The experience of the Goliathus variety started in 2004. The dozens of larvae are Goliathus goliatus and Goliathus orientalis A Czech merchant. I knew I was facing an upward challenge. There were only a few European breeder reports that were unsuccessful or inadequate in breeding experiments. Despite all the chances, both flies were able to regenerate into imago forms. In the larval state, a 25% mortality rate and perhaps 25% in the pupa state. A total of 3 females were recovered: two Goliathus goliatus and one Goliathus orientalis, the rest were males. The latter breed did not succeed, although the breeding conditions were all the same. After a full second generation, my experience and experience with my successful decision and the other Goliathus breeders proved to be a success. Although I do not consider this cover sheet as the final Bible of Goliathus breeding, I was successful. Equatorial Goliathus beetles are located in Africa (Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast and Ghana), where tropical rainforests are the thickest. The only exception is the smallest species, Goliathus albosignatus, located in the more moderate south-eastern Africa (South Africa, Tanzania). The largest males can measure up to 11 cm in size and have separate Y-shaped horns. The male larva can weigh over 100 g. While the weight of the female is 40-60g. It is difficult to say that Goliathus is a "white" beetle with "dark" patterns or vice versa, because some species are found in different genera, with very different elytra patterns.

For example, Goliathus goliatus can be found in these different forms: goliatus (yes, which would be Goliathus goliatus goliatus), apicalis, conspersus, undulus, albatus and quadrimaculatus. The two extreme forms are: The Goliathus goliatus goliatus is a completely dark elytra-set with a short white band near the pronotum and Goliathus goliatus quadrimaculatus as a wholly white beetle with four different dark spots on its four corners. The elytra. The other forms are between the two color schemes. Although Goliathus is a part of the Cetoniidae family of flowers (I am very difficult to visualize huge bugs flown to flowers), where the similarity ends with the breeding requirements. Diet and sensitive cuddling phase of specific larvae is the reason why Goliathus is considered to be a heavy breed and not recommended for beginners. Adolescents (adults) are extremely active and men are often seen in the pursuit of females in the breeding tank. A 12-hour light source is recommended for daily intake. It is worth noting that the Goliathus man is extremely territorial. Two tanks sharing a tank with each other continually shake their dominance. This behavior makes time for normal breeding activities with females. Adults can be kept in the same way (temperature, nutrition, haze and light) as well as other Cetoniidae beetles

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