Common Name: Bean Weevil
Scientific Name:Callosobruchus maculatus
Size: Mixed (may be egg, larva or fully adult stage)
Status: Captive Bred
Food: Black eyed peas/beans
Housing: I keep the weevils in a plastic jar with about 3cm of black eyed beans in the bottom. I then put a piece of fine net (net curtain) over the jar and secure with an elastic band. The weevils generally take about 6-8 weeks from egg to adult, I make up a new colony every month or so.
A great alternative to fruit flies and micro crickets, these tiny beetles (approx. 2-3mm) are very easy to keep and breed, they feed on Black Eyed beans (these dried beans can be purchased from any supermarket). The adults can fly.
Bean Weevils (Callosobruchus maculatus) per tub
- Product Code: 152
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