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Smooth Ox Beetle (Strategus antaeus) bred imagine which may live 4 to 5 month from emerge. Listed up as soon as wings were dried and hardened but may start to eat after a while depending on individual species. (normally at least two weeks after complete metamorphosis to adult)
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 fruit/ beetle 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.