Beetle question, hatch time?

Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,767 ✭✭✭✭✭
During these hot summer months I segregate my new purchases in a 20ct humidor for a few days before inspecting them and putting them in the big (for me) 100ct humidor. What I'm wondering is; How long does it take the little monsters to hatch out after reaching the appropriate temperature? If I'm moving cigars to the larger humidor in 5 days or so, am I giving enough time? Thanks to those who respond.
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  • JudoChinXJudoChinX Posts: 775
    I'd also love to know the answer to this.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    approximately six to ten days after the temperature (73-75) triggers their birth.
    for the next 5-10 weeks they live off of your cigars.
    entire life cycle 10-14 weeks with the adult stage lasting only a month or so.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,767 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks, looks like they'll be spending a little extra time in quarantine.
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  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    U could also put them in a vacume, this will also destroy the eggs.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    Krieg:
    U could also put them in a vacume, this will also destroy the eggs.
    how does putting them inside my Oreck have any effect?


  • Knoxca1Knoxca1 Posts: 147
    Does freezing the cigars after you receive them permanently destroy the eggs?
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    Knoxca1:
    Does freezing the cigars after you receive them permanently destroy the eggs?
    Yes or so I've been told.
  • JSaintJSaint Orfordville, WIPosts: 1,879 ✭✭✭
    Freezing does work just dont over-do it. It would damage the cigar and the oils.
    "Beauty is in the eye when you hold her." -Ricky
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