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

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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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  1. GOODSTUFF4U
    OUTSTANDING
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  2. gigantes
    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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  3. Tarzan
    Where is the part when they eat it..
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  4. robin yates
    if only every child had parents like this pair. The world would be a better place
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  5. Peanut
    Great post!
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  6. Neko
    Great kids - spectacular creature!
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  7. Nezumi
    WWBGD What would Bear Grylls do.
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  8. Florentina
    He would not bury it that's for sure.
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  9. orendadude
    Excellent!!
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  10. wgrnc
    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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  11. Khysiek
    I wonder how long he lived in adult state.
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