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    Greetings,

    There was an outbreak of beetles along the river here this summer. I'm not sure of the species, but they are fairly small and of a uniform size. Anyway, I took advantage of this and collected a bunch of them (in some areas they were so bad the branches of trees were blackened by them). All summer I experimented feeding Nepenthes these beetles and the results were impressive. I have too many of them for my use and am offering some for free, I pay shipping. They are fresh and best stored in the freezer and thawed when needed.

    I have enough for 2 people, perhaps a 1/4 cup (or slightly more) each. It's enough to keep a small collection of Neps happy for awhile. If anyone is interested, post here and I will PM you with details.

    Brian

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    I would like some [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img], my neps will finally eat something besides ants.

    Ninja edit: How big are these beetles?

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    I'll take some.

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    The beetles are fairly small, around 1/8". I've used them for Nepenthes of all sizes.

    Brian

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    thats alot of bugs!
    \"Nepenthes, the Devil's Cup\" - Santos
    Updated 5/27/06 Grow/Want List
    Updated 4/4/06 My Nepenthes Photo Album
    Feel free to call me @: (562)528-6223 - seriously!

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    I just got my bugs in, thanks alot!! The cup kinda got flattened but the bugs were fine. It'll take a while to use THAT many so they are in the freezer.

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    Yea, using the cup was a bad idea. I wish I had some plastic test tubes to ship them.

    If I ever get time, I want to take some photos documenting the growth spurt I get from feeding Nepenthes once a week with insects.

    Brian

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    I got them too, the cup was broken, so it took a while to sort them. They almost filled up one 50ml tube, so much bugs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]. With only one or two beetles per pitcher and per week. At this rate, it will last a year or more lol.

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