Jump to content

How safe are dermestid beetles?

Recommended Posts

I worked on a cricket farm where i personally saw them attack and eat pin heads. The larvae are the consern not the beetles. They are safe for large roaches but prolly not for small ones. Also they fly so thats a pain sometimes. They cant fly below like 70°s but most roaches dont breed that cool. Non flying darkling beetles are better. Then again dermestids are cool on thier own to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do you think they'd pose any threat to B. dubia?

I already have a colony (they're quite active and interesting to watch, I recommend keeping them just for fun) I'm just debating whether or not to add them to my roach bin which gets a little smelly when I don't stay on top of removing carcasses.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...