Live Desert Ironclad Beetle - Blue Death Feigning Beetle - Educational and Fun - Easy Care!

Live Desert Ironclad Beetle - Blue Death Feigning Beetle - Educational and Fun - Easy Care!

from USA
to Angola
in 5-8 days
At your doorstep by May 22  to May 25 with standard delivery


  • We will only ship 2 Day Express. If your daytime temperature is below 50 degrees, please contact us after purchase. To track for delivery is vital for Live Orders as expected arrival time is usually faster than desertcart's estimated arrival date..
  • You will receive (1) LIVE Desert Ironclad Beetle. (Scientific name: Asbolus verrucosus).
  • Also known as the desert ironclad beetle or blue death feigning beetle is a species native to the deserts of the Southwestern United States, mainly the Sonoran desert. This beetle has been known to play dead when threatened. They are increasingly becoming popular due to their ease of care, hardiness, and longevity..
  • The blue feigning death beetle grows around 18 to 21 mm (.71 to .83 inches) from head to abdomen. The powdery blue hue coloring the beetles is due to a wax secreted throughout their bodies that keeps them from losing moisture. Males are a tad bit smaller than females. Even though the majority of captive beetles are wild-caught, blue death feigning beetles suit very well in captivity, being common and even popular in zoos and insectariums. These insects are becoming increasingly popular as pets..
  • desertcart's calculated delivery dates will not be accurate as we ship sooner plus shipping Fedex 2 -Day Express. You will receive your order in 2 days from the time we ship. And we ship fast so please watch for arrival..
  • Imported from USA.
The Beetles require little to no additional heat or humidity, and only require dry sand as substrate as well as something to hide in. They cannot climb on smooth surfaces (plastic or glass). No water dish is required, and they can be fed foods such as apples, carrots, dog and cat foods, and etc. Crickets or mealworms that have recently died can be given on occasion or other dead insects. They also like good quality raw hamburger meat in small amounts and grains. They are desert beetles, so the humidity should be kept low. In-fact, the color of the beetles is based on the relative humidity! Beetles living in a cage with higher humidity will turn a blackish color, while beetles that are kept in low humidity, are bright blue! A lower humidity means more colorful beetles. If the humidity is too high, the beetles will die. Blue death feigning beetles do alright at room temperature, but a higher temperature will encourage breeding. Overall, they should be kept between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, (21-30 degrees Celsius) and at a relative humidity of 0-20%.

Live Desert Ironclad Beetle - Blue Death Feigning Beetle - Educational and Fun - Easy Care!

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