1. An assortment of 300+ live adult beetles,larvae, and pupae. We guarantee a minimum of 50 adults which are necessary to begin new colonies.
2. Plenty of bedding material that the beetles prefer to lay their eggs in.
3. 2 pages of instruction on how to construct/maintain your colony.
Many businesses will tell you 100-300 beetles and larvae are enough to immediately begin cleaning skulls. This may be true if you were cleaning mice skulls, but to clean big game animals, you need thousands of beetle larvae. To attain numbers this high it takes time to build your colonies. Do not be fooled by people claiming you can build a working colony in a few weeks from a handful of larvae.
Please allow 7-10 days for beetles to ship. Our business is based in Montana, which frequently experiences frigid cold weather in winter months. Temperatures routinely fall to -20/-30 degrees Fahrenheit. Those temps are not conducive for the survival of beetles.
The beetles perform best at 70 to 80 degree temperatures, so keeping them warm is a must. They do not go dormant if temperatures drop below freezing, they die. We will wait for temps to stabilize before shipping to you. We have some tricks up our sleeve to ship them in cooler temps, so don't fret!
Because of the measures we take to ensure their survival, we guarantee live delivery.