On May 12, 2008, twopuppies from Chester, IL wrote:
I have not been able to raise this one from egg to adulthood though others have done so. The females are harder to find and the males do not run and hide in daylight as most beetles do after flying about at night
On Jul 14, 2009, Theminkman from Peoria, IL wrote:
At about 10:30 PM I heard a loud noise outside my window. It sounded like a huge bug flapping its wings against the window. Me, while thinking it was a June Bug, opened the blinds to find a huge, brown beetle with large pincers. It was around 3 or 3 1/2 inches long. I identified it as either the Reddish-Brown Stag Beetle or the Giant Stag Beetle, as the Giant Stag Beetle is listed to be "2 to 3 inches long", and the beetle was definately at least three inches long.