GILDED Stag Beetle - Dorcus bucephalus
Species: Dorcus bucephalus
Frame size: 21 x 16 x 4 cm/8 x 6 x 1.5 inches.
Pest-proofed with silicone.
Display: Wall mounting or self standing.
The impressive mandibles on male stag beetles are actually not as strong as those of a female. The females use them to chew through rotting wood to lay their eggs whereas males use hem to fight rival males. Beetles in the Dorcus genus are very popular in the beetle breeding hobby.
A Dorcus bucephalus beetle specimen in a premium open grain wooden frame. The elytra are gilded with 24k gold. The scientific and common names are printed on acid free card and the frame is sealed with silicone to keep the specimens safe from hungry museum beetles and other such pests.
Care & Maintenance
Keep out of direct sunlight and high humidity. You can wipe the frames clean with a dry cloth but be careful; they are delicate!
Note: these are natural products. Each individual specimen is unique but not damaged unless explicitly mentioned.
U.K.: First class.
International: Royal Mail - International Tracked & Signed.