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Old 30-07-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hi I was wondering if anyone knew of a place where you can buy dung beetles? Or is willing to sell me some?

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No idea but I dig them up in my yards all the time
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No idea as mine just came to me. Would try CSIRO or the agriculture Dept. They would know I reckon...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
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Thanx everyone for your help. I guess sometimes its easier to ask a question than to try and find an answer yourself.
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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!
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