An easy-going beetle for beginners as well as an interesting beetle for more experienced breeders as it can reach up to 60 mm in size. However, even for beginners males will easily reach 45mm with a good substrate.
Look: green body with red iridescence and white stripey pattern
Imago: male and female can be identified via the dent in the abdomen, the different texture in the pronotum of the female and the cephalic horn of the male
Natural habitat : Tanzania
Food for the imago: ripe fruit, beetle jelly
temp/hygro: 20°C – 30 °C / 70%-90%
Food for the larva: oak and beech peat / regular household vegetable compost mixed with rotting oak and beech leaves / white rotten wood from beech or oak is also accepted
Communal or individual rearing: communal
cycle completion: 6 to 10 months depending on temperature.