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 #876770


Dansm
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 Beetle wrestling

Not sure the actualy name but they are similar to stag beetles with only 1 horn. They are very common in Japan and often kept as pets. I have several and would like to train them to wrestle. Does anyone know how to do this? When put together they usually just ignore each other or start having sex (2 males)



07/10/06  03:58pm

 #878483


Kyguylal
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

galioth beetles? that sounds mean



07/11/06  02:16pm

 #880708


Dansm
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  Message To: Kyguylal   In reference to Message Id: 878483


 Beetle wrestling

what do you mean by mean? Its not cruel its just what they do in the wild. All they do is flip each other onto their backs to prove they are the strongest. Problem is they dont seem to care when I put them in together. 1 or 2 pushes with the horn then if the other doesnt fight back they just ignor each other.



07/12/06  06:27pm

 #880935


Scaly-Man
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 880708


 Beetle wrestling

Yep, thatís how they compete for a mate. I guess they are wrestling in this contest for their dominance or they are somehow provoked or something, unless they get a share in the prize money.



07/12/06  08:30pm

 #882244


Dansm
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  Message To: Scaly-Man   In reference to Message Id: 880935


 Beetle wrestling

I have a female and I let them mate? Was that a good idea? Maybe if they already had sex they dont want it any more and wouldnt compete? Right now I only have 1 male but soon as another flies through my window Ill give it another shot.



07/13/06  03:54pm

 #883001


Scaly-Man
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 882244


 Beetle wrestling

Donít ask me, Iím not a beetle expert. Thatís a question for someone else to answer.



07/13/06  10:49pm

 #894488


Dansm
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  Message To: Scaly-Man   In reference to Message Id: 883001


 Beetle wrestling

Well I tried putting a male in while 2 were already mating, not a fair fight but very interesting!! The new male tried to break them up at first, attacked the male but he was too small. In the end he gave up and just climbed on top of the female and joined in! I kid you not! I dont think he managed to get his penis inside but he was poking around with it for about 10 minutes before the female looked stressed and I broke it up. After the sex I put them 2 males together see if they would react but nothing, just walked away again. Good fun but like I said, not a fair fight.



07/20/06  03:14am

 #934561


Plmarsg8
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 894488


 Beetle wrestling

I know this is old but you have to put the femaler in a special log and the males will fight for it



08/11/06  12:29pm

 #963035


Daytime_Darkness13
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  Message To: Plmarsg8   In reference to Message Id: 934561


 Beetle wrestling

u r talkin bout rhino beetles and do u no a good sight for training tips or live beetle shipping?



08/29/06  08:26pm

 #963297


Plmarsg8
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  Message To: Daytime_Darkness13   In reference to Message Id: 963035


 Beetle wrestling

I just saw it on animal planet



08/29/06  10:51pm

 #969397


Daytime_Darkness13
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  Message To: Plmarsg8   In reference to Message Id: 963297


 Beetle wrestling

does anyone no of a good sight because i need to get a couple more larva to raise and train.



09/03/06  01:28pm

 #1081680


Leira
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  Message To: Daytime_Darkness13   In reference to Message Id: 969397


 Beetle wrestling

Making them wretsle sounds mean. Yeah, they do it in the wild, but doing it just for your veiwing pleasure sounds mean. Itís like making to people fight just for the fun. Or forcing horses to fight with each other. Itís a cruel sport.



12/03/06  03:22pm

 #1088561


CrestedCrazie
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

Quote:

I have several and would like to train them to wrestle. Does anyone know how to do this? When put together they usually just ignore each other or start having sex (2 males)



Im not sure how they did it in that picture, but i have heard that they get a fake log and hollow it out and place a female inside and seal it with ventilation holes up the top side of the log. you then place the two males on top and then they catch sent of the female and fight over it. Also, how do 2 males have sex? do you mean just sex, or mating sex?



12/09/06  11:22am

 #1088580


Plmarsg8
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  Message To: Leira   In reference to Message Id: 1081680


 Beetle wrestling

Quote:

Itís like making to people fight just for the fun.



So youre saying boxing or wresting is a cruel sport



12/09/06  11:43am

 #1091752


Leira
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  Message To: Plmarsg8   In reference to Message Id: 1088580


 Beetle wrestling

Actualy, yes. I hate them both. (But if the people WANT to fight, then I canít do anything about it. But the bugs probably donít want to fight. If they wanted to fight, then you wouldnít have to make them.)



12/11/06  10:34pm

 #1115853


Rae rae
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

they are called rhinoceros beetles



01/02/07  02:39am

 #1129332


Mikenjes
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  Message To: Rae rae   In reference to Message Id: 1115853


 Beetle wrestling

if one of them died then i could see it being mean. but i dont think anything happens to the looser



01/11/07  05:11pm

 #1130512


Leira
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  Message To: Mikenjes   In reference to Message Id: 1129332


 Beetle wrestling

From what I have read, they CAN die. Iím not positive if the info was accurate, but I just donít think it should be done.



01/12/07  05:08pm

 #1220358


Gecko26100
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

iv heard of this but why dont you try giving them a female to fight over?

just an idea
gecko26100



03/24/07  01:11pm

 #1331156


ReptilesrockRBNY
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  Message To: CrestedCrazie   In reference to Message Id: 1088561


 Beetle wrestling

Quote:

Im not sure how they did it in that picture, but i have heard that they get a fake log and hollow it out and place a female inside and seal it with ventilation holes up the top side of the log. you then place the two males on top and then they catch sent of the female and fight over it.

right on the money there



06/23/07  10:36pm

 #1368172


Ulises
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  Message To: ReptilesrockRBNY   In reference to Message Id: 1331156


 Beetle wrestling

Tjose are rhinocerus beetles. :P

http://youtube*.com/watch?v=f8neGzNvpfg

dont foreget take the star out



07/21/07  03:36am

 #1853967


Fisherman125
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  Message To: Ulises   In reference to Message Id: 1368172


 Beetle wrestling

they are not even close to stag beetles they are in the scarabideai family and are commonly known as hercules beetls



09/07/08  07:39pm

 #1864443


Leah_Lizard
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  Message To: Fisherman125   In reference to Message Id: 1853967


 Beetle wrestling

see the log the beetles are on? they are both males and the female is inside. They are competiing for the right to mate, and being able to smell her adds to the competition.



09/20/08  08:41pm

 #1864553


Agama
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

i was taut that two rino beetles fight and witch ever one goes out of the ring first loses



09/20/08  10:35pm

 #1950731


Doug2
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  Message To: Agama   In reference to Message Id: 1864553


 Beetle wrestling

You put two males together and 1 female and they do the fighting ritual. I don’t believe its cruel its just a mating tactic thats been going on for millions of years and can determine which male is most physically fit and has the healthiest sperm to create top notch offspring. Its like two bucks fighting for a doe and the loser walks off unharmed.



02/10/09  10:33pm

 #2172140


Godilocks
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  Message To: Doug2   In reference to Message Id: 1950731


 Beetle wrestling

ive never heard of beetles beeing harmed once beeten the looser simly walks of.
you should look it up on youtube.



08/28/10  03:40pm

 #2285690


Reptophile
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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

It is a stag beetle you can buy the larvae online!



11/18/12  02:55pm

 #2300287


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  Message To: Dansm   In reference to Message Id: 876770


 Beetle wrestling

That actually sounds really cool. Wouldn’t mind getting my hands on a few wrestling beetles.



08/08/13  05:10am


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