Monday, February 23, 2015

My Eleodes obscurus

I caught these last year close to the snake river. The females are among the largest of the Eleodes species, and are surprisingly heavy for a beetle! I have been feeding them dog food, fruits and veggies. Their substrate is coconut fiber, and I recently added some sphagnum moss and some dead leaves. They seem to be pretty easy to breed! Here are some pictures.



Cage (The beetle in the bottom right corner is a E.caudiferus male, by the way)
They have been doing very good for me, and I hope to keep my colony going for many years to come! Hope you guys enjoy!


  1. I just found one of these in my home town, and I have it in a glass terrarium. It's so cool looking and I want to keep it alive as long as possible. Any suggestions?

    1. I actually have an in depth caresheet for this genus, that should cover any care questions you may have! :)