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Josh's Frogs Bean Beetle Culture (16 oz)-

$7.99

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LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED in temperatures 0F to 85F. Winter is here - please check your temps before ordering!

 

Keep Bean Beetle Cultures in temperatures between 75°F and 85°F. Keep at a humidity level around 50%. 

Bean beetles are a species of weevil that lay their eggs on black eyed peas. Black eye peas are high in protein, fiber, iron, calcium and even contain some vitamin A.They make great snacks for dart frogs and other herps that appreciate smaller prey. Each culture will produce hundreds of beetles over several weeks. A culture may not have bean beetles visible when it's received, but hundreds of beetles will emerge in the next couple weeks. Keep the culture warmer (up to 85F) to see beetles faster.

How do I collect bean beetles from the culture? Bean beetles like to climb. Insert a piece of paper towel, coffee filter, or cardboard tube in the culture. Once it is covered with beetles, remove it and shake the beetles off into a feeding cup.

Why are there no beetles visible in the culture? We ship the cultures after the first generation of adult beetles have died off and eggs have been laid on the beans. New beetles will hatch out within 2 weeks, if not sooner.

How long will the bean beetle culture last? Each bean beetle culture will produce beetles for several weeks after you receive it. We recommend using a Bean Beetle Culture Kit to make a new culture with beetles from the first boom of the culture you received. Each culture will boom 2-3 times.

Where can I have bean beetles shipped to?
Bean beetles are considered a crop pest in the United States, and are regulated by the USDA. Josh's Frogs has the proper permits in place to ship bean beetles to most states. We cannot ship bean beetles to Utah and Hawaii. 

 

For more information about Callosobruchus maculatus, please read our blog on Bean Beetle Care and Culture.

 

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Live Insect Shipping Schedule


Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live insect shipping schedule below.



  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.


Shipping Quote


To get a shipping quote for your order, add the items to your cart and click on "Shipping Estimator" in your cart. Shipping prices are based on distance the package will travel and the weight of the total order. 


Josh's Frogs 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy


Our policy covers all live insect shipments that fall under the following requirements:


If live insects shipped via 2-3 day service:



  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt


If live insects shipped via 1 day service: 



  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees


Claims on Live Insect Orders



  • We must be contacted within the first 3 days of the package arriving

  • Customer must be able to provide a picture via email if asked


We will not replace or refund any live insects after 3 days after arrival of the package. For our full policy visit the 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy section of our website.

Josh's Frogs Bean Beetle Culture (16 oz)

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Great! Review by Alyssia
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I bought these guys for my mantids. They arrived in a few days, alive and whole! They're super easy to culture, no smell, and reproduce fast. The mantids love them! (Posted on 11/8/2018)
Bean Beetle review Review by Jerrod
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I ordered a cup of bean beetles and all arrived healthy and alive. Good job (Posted on 9/4/2017)
Booming culture Review by Sonia
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Came with 5 adults, but about a month later - my house is a bit cold - beetles boomed. Too bad my azureus frogs don't seem to like these much (too big, I think). Regardless, culture was healthy and came with many adzuki beans covered in eggs. (Posted on 8/15/2017)
Nice Snack Review by Philip
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The frogs seem to love the beatles. They eat them right up! I had a problem when I went to add the supplements in them because I dump a bunch of beans too but I learned that the beatles will stick to the egg craft if you dump out the beans that are attached. ;) (Posted on 5/31/2017)
Bean Beatles Review by Lindsey
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They arrived well packed and all were alive in excellent condition. There was also more beatles than expected, that's saying something considering their low price. (Posted on 3/22/2017)
Lots of beetles!! Review by CindyL
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I bought 2 cultures. I can't believe how many beetles I got from these cultures. I have 9 dart frog eating them and still gave a bunch to a friend with frogs. Great snack and extra food if you're in a pinch. (Posted on 10/4/2016)
Got them accidentally, but they are great! Review by Lucia
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I accidentally got a culture of these little buggers when I ordered rice flour beetles (which I got for free from Josh's Frogs once we noticed the mixup). At first I did not really want to use them, seeing how well they climb. I was worried they might get everywhere. I would still not drop a handful in the terrarium, but I hand-fed a few of the bugs to my lizard today and he loves them. Plus, they are easy to keep. So I really have to thank Josh's Frogs for the beetle mixup! (Posted on 12/12/2015)
Super easy to culture and loved by my dart frogs! Review by Roger
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I was waiting for my fruit fly culture to boom and small food was impossible to come by locally. I called Josh's frogs and one of your staff people suggested bean beetles. She knew my dilemma and had another employee check to make sure I received a culture that had beetles starting to hatch. The frogs loved them! I was able to get by with no worries until my flies hatched. I will be ordering more cultures for my growing collection of dart frogs. (Posted on 11/19/2015)
BEANS! Review by BRUSHFORHIRE
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These are probably some of the coolest feeder insects I've received, yet. I enjoy watching them almost as much as the frogs I feed them too. LoL. Nice and easy feeder insect to keep. (Posted on 5/26/2015)

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