Putting Beetles to Work

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Our bug catchers have been keeping themselves busy and these rhino beetles don’t get a free ride when moving into our house.  This one was put to work pulling a miniature PNG flag on a sled.  While they are strong little creatures, the kids had to downsize from the first giant sled they made.

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We’ve also found that tying a leash on the beetles makes them much easier to catch when the giant beetles decide to go for a little flight inside the house.  If they do escape their leashes we’ve learned to turn out all the lights and the escapee will soon land near a window which makes it much easier to catch.

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Have you every wondered what an angry beetle sounds like?  This one doesn’t like being blown on or touched.

With the internet not working in the fall and then the holidays, I haven’t kept up on blogging.  We’re working on some blog posts and hopefully get back into posting regularly!