where to buy dung beetles?

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by up4thechase, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. up4thechase

    up4thechase Active Member

    Hi I was wondering if anyone knew of a place where you can buy dung beetles? Or is willing to sell me some?
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  2. No idea but I dig them up in my yards all the time :p
  3. miniequine

    miniequine Well-known Member

    No idea as mine just came to me. Would try CSIRO or the agriculture Dept. They would know I reckon...
  4. Medalleon

    Medalleon New Member

    I tried the agricultural dept 6 months ago and I'm still waiting for a response! I would suggest finding some nice person who has them and get out there with a bucket and some willing hands... go dig through some poo, it's good for the soul ;)
  5. HorseSlave

    HorseSlave Well-known Member

    My sister is part of the Lucyvale Dung Beetle Group in Victoria - I'll ask her about suppliers for you. What time of the year do you need them to be active? Different species are active at different times of the year.

    I just rang her and she'll email me a local supplier when she gets home.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  6. up4thechase

    up4thechase Active Member

    Thanks very much. I spent most of the day on the net looking to no avail. Probably for when it starts to warm up a bit as I live next to a market garden and the flies r going to be murder come summer.
  7. HorseSlave

    HorseSlave Well-known Member

    I've PM'd you a WA supplier. Don't know what varieties he has, perhaps you can post some info here after you've spoken with him in case other stockies are interested? :)
  8. suga1624

    suga1624 Well-known Member

    i would GIVE u some if i could catch them. got so many i hate how loud they are and they fly into my face at sunset =[
    haha thats my story lol
  9. up4thechase

    up4thechase Active Member

    Thanx everyone for your help. I guess sometimes its easier to ask a question than to try and find an answer yourself.
  10. Eureka

    Eureka New Member

    Geez i could do with some up here in the goldfields, never seen them up this way though #( I wonder if they would survive if i was to get a good supply up this way.? would also love some info for the WA supplier i could ask him how they would cope up here!
  11. citygirl

    citygirl Gold Member

    HorseSlave can you please PM his contact too ?? **)

  12. Kintara

    Kintara Well-known Member

    I've seen them up here, but I think I managed to kill my last lot when I drenched sometime ago. I haven't seen any for a while :( I get a few munching away on the dog poo now and then. It seems to depend on what I feed them. There's no huge population of dung beetles up here I don't think though.

  13. HorseSlave

    HorseSlave Well-known Member

    I've PM'd you the suppliers name and number Citygirl and Eureka.

    Kintara, you're right, worming horses can knock the dung beetles, depending on which wormer you use :( (And I'm not sure which ones do and don't kill them)
  14. citygirl

    citygirl Gold Member

    Thanks HS

    Oh bugga..I'd not thought of that #( how can we find out...ask the supplier ?

  15. mval

    mval New Member

    Looking for Dung Beetles

    I am also looking for a supplier of Dung Beetles. I'm located in Northern Ohio.
    From what I've read, I think I need Bubas Bison Dung Beetles.
  16. HorseSlave

    HorseSlave Well-known Member

    Hi and welcome mval. Most of us on here are in Australia, Western Australia to be specific, WA for short (not Washington). Afraid I have no idea about American suppliers :(
  17. milzenzab

    milzenzab Active Member

    My paddocks are FULL of them. They spread every bit of my manure. Which makes it harder to put up the manure. But good I quess that I have good soil. If you lived in QLD, I Would say COME and GET SOME!!!
  18. Maddog 29

    Maddog 29 Well-known Member

    If somebody still has the contact of the WA supplier could you please PM the details?

  19. simbin

    simbin Gold Member

    hehehe Simbin sees a chance to make some money.

    If you come to where I agist I can sell I mean give you some.

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