Dermestes talpinus larvae - Dermestes talpinus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Adults collected May 22, 2005 mated in captivity and apparently laid eggs. Although some of the adults have died, I now have about a dozen bristly and frisky larvae that started out eating dry dogfood, then with goldfish food added, but seem now to be primarily interested in the dead insects I place in their container.
(I know, all you physical specimen collectors, you're screaming, "Don't encourage them!!!")
I stopped trying to maintain a moist environment for my captive D. talpinus a couple weeks ago, and they seem to be thriving sans water.
I think I would like to get a D. lar*darius colony going also.
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