One stuck blue beetle

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PostChicken_zapper100 on 11/12/2017, 9:01 am

I was checking the blue beetle cage the other day and I was horrified to see that one of the blue beetles was dead, wedged between a crack, I went to get my tweezers and when I got back, he was struggling to get free.  So what should I do:  euthanize it, watch it starve to death, wait for it to free itself, or take action.
He is not a happy camper.  I had this happen to me with an other beetle but he wasn't weak like this one.  (The Black Death feigning beetles would just mob them when they got close to the carrots) I suspect that he only took a small nibble at the apple core before getting stuck.
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PostHyprNekoStorm on 11/12/2017, 11:22 am

Try and wiggle it out slowly
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PostSalmon on 11/12/2017, 2:08 pm

I would try and carefully break the wood out of the way. Death feigners have very tough exoskeletons so it's probably possible without harming the beetle.
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PostChicken_zapper100 on 11/12/2017, 4:07 pm

Update: he escaped.
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PostHyprNekoStorm on 11/13/2017, 6:13 am

@Chicken_zapper100 wrote:Update:  he escaped.  
Glad to hear. Razz
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