My New Lady

Tongue Flicker

Exotic Animal Lover
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Location
Madina't Isa, Bahrain
My snake dealer slash new found friend gave me this adult female asiatic rhinoceros beetle. I know it'll only live a few more months but until then, i might as well enjoy her company.


She borrows a lot and flies a lot at dawn too which is kinda noisy lol





 

Alpha1

Pack Leader and Lover
Joined
Mar 28, 2012
Location
USA
Interesting, what is the life span...how do you know she only has a few months to live?
 

Tongue Flicker

Exotic Animal Lover
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Location
Madina't Isa, Bahrain
Original Poster
1-2 years is total lifespan from larva to adult.
I've researched european, japanese and asiatic rhino beetles and apparently, adults only live for around 4 to 8 months. Lifespan maybe shortened after mating, laying eggs or by autumn season (which is unapplicable here lol).
 

haopee

BACON of Light
Joined
Nov 6, 2012
Location
Philippines
You wanna know what it's called in our local dialect? I'm not sure if it's the same with Antiqueños.

BAGANGAN.

LOL. I used to have those as pets... Of course, by the end of the day, they're freed and given the chance to creep and crawl in my bed.
 

Tongue Flicker

Exotic Animal Lover
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Location
Madina't Isa, Bahrain
Original Poster
I remember my cousin calling it by something like that and if i remember correctly, he keeps it in a bottle with some coconut oil and i dunno why lol
 


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