Glorious Beetle (Chrysina gloriosa) L3 larva

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Glorious Beetle (Chrysina gloriosa) L3 larva. Comes in 16 oz container filled with substrate.⠀⠀

Egg -> L1 Stage Larva -> L2 Stage Larva -> L3 Stage Larva -> Pupa -> Adults
1. Whole process once it is hatched from egg usually takes about 1 year and span of L3 is the longest among all 3 larval stages. It takes approximately 3 months to become L3 Larva and need to be bred for another 5~7 months to become pupa.
2. Substrate is consist of Hard wood, protein and etc. and provides essential ingredients for metamorphosis. 16 oz. that it come with larva kit would last about 1~2 month for L2 larva until you found lots of frass on the surface. L3 larva needs to be moved to at least pint size container and replaced with new substrate once in about 2~4 months depending on the growth of it.
3. Adults believed to be fed on Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppenana) and does not seem to be interested on common beetle jelly.