This species originates from Queensland (Northeast Australia).
The ideal substrate and air temperature is room temperature (about 20°C).
Attention: the beetles are nocturnal. Please make sure that there are enough climbing possibilities, because the beetles have difficulties to get up by themselves.
Ideal rearing substrate is Flake Soil. Please make sure that the substrate is at least 25 cm high enough for the female to lay eggs. In addition, the box should hold at least 20l of Flake Soil. For laying, white rotten pieces of wood (medium to soft) are necessary, which are buried into the breeding box as well.
The larvae can also be raised very well in Hiratake Kinshi (1 larva per box up to L2, from L3 also 2 larvae per box).
Humidity should be 70%.
The larvae grow quite fast and can pupate within 8 months.
Compared to giant and rose beetles, the adult beetles (especially the males with up to 12 months) become quite old.