Bean Beetle Culture
Culturing Bean Beetles/Weevils
Bean beetles are extremely easy to culture. Their larger size and prolific production make them a great alternative to D. Hydei.
1) Place ~2 inches black eyed beans in the bottom of a .
2) Add ~30 beetles.
• No water or food (other than the beans) is needed!!
• Beetles will lay eggs on beans. Once eggs hatch, larva will bore through beans and emerge as adults in ~ 2 months. Adults do not eat.
• A simple way to dispense beetles for feeding frogs: Remove the paper mesh from the lid of a . Cover the holes using ¼ inch wire mesh. Put this lid on a culture from which you want to feed, and simply shake the beetles through the lid. The mesh will trap the beans in the container.