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(cont) In fact, asbolus' biggest predator is its own kind! Adults will chase other adults to feast on their eggs the moment they drop them. they will dig up the eggs too. This is why people fail at rearing these- you GOTTA get the eggs before the others eat them.
note- this was a healthy eleodes larva. it was not leaking hemolymph, nor were the beetles dehydrated.
I have several large dried prunes that provide all the water they need. This large female BDFB pounced and captured it and ate it alive. Nobody was starving. the entire enclosure is...