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Phalacrognathus muelleri


L2 larvae of P. muelleri
a highly sought after, mesmerizing metallic stag beetle

Please read full description for info and rearing recommendations


Please note, the breeding pair was the green form but offspring larvae have a 50/50 chance of being either green or rainbow.

Look: metallic green red or green body with mirror sheen and green or copper pronotum

Imago: males and females can be distinguished by the size of the mandibles and line on the pronotum.

Natural habitat : Australia

These larvae were captive bred in Belgium

Food for the imago: ripe fruit, beetle jelly

temp/hygro: 20°C – 26 °C / 80%-90%

Food for the larva: flake soil or kinshi

Communal or individual rearing: communal rearing until L2 is possible, individual rearing advised as of L2

cycle completion: 6 to 10 months depending on gender and temperature


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