|Kay's Captive-reared Bests|
|Note: all the species listed below are importable to the author's country, Japan, and can be kept or bred and reared as well.
Dynastes hercules hercules (Guadeloupe): 150 mm male that emerged on March 3 in 2005
Prosopocoilus confucius? (Kachin, Myanmar): 108 mm male that emerged in May 2005
Prosopocoilus giraffa keisukei (Flores Is.): 103 mm male that emerged on November 16 in 2003
Dorcus titanus palawanicus (Palawan Is.): 102.7 mm male that emerged on July 5 in 2006
Odontolabis burmeisteri (S. India): 99 mm male that emerged on June 24 in 2008
Hexarthruis mandibularis sumatranus (Sumatra Is.): 97 mm male that emerged in January 2004
Dorcus alcides (Sumatra Is.): 88.2 mm male that emerged on March 18 in 2005
Hexarthruis rhinoceros chaudoiri (Sumatra Is.): 88.0 mm male that emerged on April 23 in 2007
Cyclommatus metallifer metallifer (Sulawesi Is.): 70 mm male that emerged in August 2005
Click here to see photos of the beetles listed above.
Sklipkan 2/2005: The Captive Breeding/Rearing of Dynastes hercules hercules
Sklipkan 3/2005: The Captive Breeding/Rearing of Hexarthrius mandibularis sumatranus
ditto The Captive Breeding/Rearing of Dorcus titanus palawanicus
ditto The Captive Breeding/Reading of Odontolabis burmeisteri
Sklipkan 4/2005: The Captive Breeding/Rearing of Prosopocoilus giraffa keisukei
ditto The Captive Breeding/Rearing of Dorcus alcides
Reptilia 65/2009: Giant Rhinoceros Beetle of the Genera Dynastes, Megasoma, and Chalcosoma - Techniques for Producing Larger Beetles
- My captive reared Dorcus alcidesmale imago, listed above, was awarded for its size and recorded as the nation's largest ever captive reared individual in the Year 2005 Breeders' Guinness Contest of a Japanese insect magazine, BE-KUWA (No. 20).
- On June 24 in 2008, I renewed my own rearing record for the size of Odontolabis burmeisteri: From the previous 92 mm to 99 mm - just 1 mm short for 100 mm. I will continue my captive-breeding/rearing of this species for better results.