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The Life of a Hercules Beetle in Pictures (55 pics)

Posted in Animals   20 Mar 2012   / 9087 views

A family made an interesting project of growing a giant Hercules beetle at home. Here are the photos which cover the full lifespan of the amazing insect.

 

Hercules beetle is one of the largest beetles known. As a larva it feeds on rotten wood and adult insects eat decaying fruits. The larval period of the Hercules beetle lasts one to two years with larva growing up to 110 mm (4.5 in) in length and weighing up to 120 grams.



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GOODSTUFF4U 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
OUTSTANDING
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
awesome project. would have been interesting to see the pupal stage too.

"The Hercules beetle is said to be the strongest creature on earth for its size, able to carry 850 times its own body weight." -WP
       
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Tarzan 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Where is the part when they eat it..
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny.
If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich :)
       
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robin yates 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
if only every child had parents like this pair. The world would be a better place
       
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Peanut 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Great post!
       
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Neko 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Great kids - spectacular creature!
       
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Nezumi 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
WWBGD What would Bear Grylls do.
       
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Florentina 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
He would not bury it that's for sure.
       
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orendadude 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Excellent!!
I have no problem with God,
It's his fan club I can't stand!!
       
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wgrnc 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
So, they just had grown a beetle and buried it. Cool, although it might have been better to wait until it dies before doing so.
       
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Khysiek 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I wonder how long he lived in adult state.
       
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