The terrarium I used is a big plastic box with rotting logs and fruit. The adults only live about 2-4 months and they will naturally start breeding.
Rhinoceros Beetles (Xylotrupes gideon) are one of the largest of all beetles, and also the strongest. They are able to lift up to 850 times their own weight. That’s like a human lifting up four double-decker buses filled with passengers. Rhinoceros Beetle grubs are great at helping to aerate your lawn.
All Rhinoceros Beetles are herbivorous. The adults feed on nectar and fruit like bananas and grapes. The larvae (grubs) eat decaying plant matter.
Males will fight each other for a female by wrestling each other with their horns, and they will use their horns to drive another male away from the female beetle during a mating ritual.
Adults weigh between 18 and 28 grams. Males are between 55 and 80 mm long. Females are lighter but can be longer than the males.
Rhinoceros beetles are easy to maintain and care for, in fact, they need very little care at all. Because of this, the care time required and the cost of upkeep is virtually nil, yet they are very interesting and unique.