How do I collect Bean Beetles from a culture?
There are several different ways to harvest bean beetles from the culture, but all involve 2 basic strategies - removing the surface area from the culture (generally paper, paper towel, a cardboard tube, or a coffee filter) and shaking the beetles off, or sifting the beans using a colander. Either method works, but I prefer to remove the surface area and shake the beetles into a waiting container. You won't remove as many beetles as when using a colander, but more beetles will be left to breed in the culture.How do I Dispose of an old Bean Beetle Culture?As bean beetles are a crop pest, it's important to dispose of all old beetles and beans with care. Place the materials in a sealed plastic bag, then freeze them for at least 72 hours. This will kill any eggs, larvae, and beetles present. Where do I get bean beetles?From Josh's Frogs, of course! Click Here and get some shipped right to your door! Your pets will love them, and bean beetles really are simple to keep and easy to culture.