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Topic: Re:Stag Beetles
Posted by: Delilah Hall
Date/Time: 06/07/15 01:50:00

Try putting the stag beetle in some low undergrowth where it can pull itself up if it turns turtle. Any place where there are some twigs/leaves etc. within easy reach.
Males have very large mandibles, hence the name 'stag' beetle - females have much smaller jaws.
Some say they can bite - I have never been so much as nipped and I pick them up all the time!
Their numbers are very much on the decline, mainly due to lack of suitable habitat (rotting wood left in the ground undisturbed) so every single one is worth saving!

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Stag Beetles06/07/15 00:14:00 Penelope Battrick
   Re:Stag Beetles06/07/15 01:50:00 Delilah Hall
   Re:Stag Beetles06/07/15 02:34:00 Catherine Steele
   Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings06/07/15 10:16:00 Ireen Esmann
      Re:Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings06/07/15 10:25:00 Delilah Hall
      Re:Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings12/07/15 15:14:00 Penelope Battrick
         Re:Re:Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings22/07/15 13:31:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings29/07/15 00:01:00 Richard Cathcart
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings29/07/15 00:04:00 Richard Cathcart
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stag Beetles -  please report sightings29/07/15 01:55:00 Claire Moran

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