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Dorcus parallelus comes with substrate for bedding comes with substrate for bedding. It will live four to six month since the emerge as an adult.
Tips to breed healthy beetle.
1. New born adult does not start diet immediately. Wait until color of body darkened and give another a week or two to start feeding.
2. Feed them with provided jelly by cutting corner of the bottom case and place it upside down in the container. Purchase more jelly separately for feeding.
3. Never keep it under direct sunlight or extreme cold. Spray water frequently if substrate dries out quickly.
4. Keep the cover of the breeding container closed at all times and use rubber bend to secure for unexpected escape.
*Antelope Stag Beetles are small beetles only about 15-26mm in length.