This Single Shot cleaner colony has a mix of the complete lifecycle from eggs to adults, with 50 guaranteed adults, and is the perfect solution to setup a cleaner colony for one large or two smaller roach bins.
Also known as “lesser mealworms”, Buffalo Beetles are the professionals choice when they need something cleaned. These cleaner beetles eat decomposing matter and are safe to use in many different types of enclosures. Another unique use of Buffalo Beetles is by Taxidermists to strip the flesh from bones without a need for chemicals or boiling.
Bonus use – Lesser meal worm larvae are a favorite food for our Ghost Mantis.
How many Buffalo Beetles do I need?
- One Roach Bin = 50 beetles to establish a cleaner colony
- Clean a Rabbit Skull in 24/48 hours = 2,500 – 3,000 Beetles / larvae
- Clean Dear Skull in 24/48 hour = 15,000 – 17,000 Beetles / larvae
- Clean a Bear Skull in 24/48 hour = 35,000+ Beetles / larvae
How long to establish a colony?
Your Buffalo Beetle colony will begin hatching new larvae within one week of delivery and your colony will be fully established in two months. The production rate is 800-1000 eggs every month. The eggs take one week to hatch and four to six weeks to reach maturity.