Oviposition wood for stag beetle or feed wood for stag beetle larvae. Preliminary you should inform yourself about the suitability for the beetle whether the wood logs should be soft, medium or hard. Suitable for example for following genera: Dorcus, Hexarthrius, Lucanus. Giant beetle larvae gnaw also at the woods and the offering builds the opportunity for balanced nutrition.
The whitedecayed Breedingwood is dried and must get watered before incorporation into the breeding box about 2 days (for example in a bucket). The drying extends its lifetime. The wood can then be buried in the Flake Soil.
Softwood gets heavily crushed by the larvae and is therefore suitable for regular monitoring of larvae. Harder woods do not break and are more preferably for Dorcus and Lucanus species. However, a general statement about the suitability of certain genera cannot be made. The larvae like to eat their way through the wood and form pupation chambers if they have the chance.
The woods are of our own sustainable forestry and were put outside more than one year ago for that purpose.