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I didn’t think an actual book existed on keeping exotic flower beetles as pets, but indeed I found one, from an American seller.

The Complete Guide to Rearing Flower and Jewel Scarabs by Orin McMonigle

44 pages, softback (other info unknown – will add later to help others to locate this book).

Specialist pet care & captive breeding of domestic and exotic Flower Beetle, Goliath Beetle, and Jewel Scarab. Identification & species guide. Color & B&W photography throughout. The author really packs a lot into a small package. Handy Resources page.


Can’t wait till this arrives! 🙂

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This book has arrived (quite quickly), it is indeed a good little book – informative with some lovely photos and diagrams explaining body parts and sexing grubs(!) etc.  Substrate and feeding is detailed with the focus on breeding pet beetles.  ISBN 978-0-9719129-8-X

Wednesday 8th September 2010