A March terrestrial option?

riseform

Active Member
#7
I found that in a wood pile near Swauk creek. Interesting critter. They are not harmful to trees, eat invasive beetles and larvae by navigating their existing tunnels and can produce a natural antifreeze that allows them to survive extreme low temps. Given they winter under bark, I think I'd try them just downstream of an active beaver community.
 

riseform

Active Member
#10
From what I've read, they range from about 10-14 mm. This one was on the large side and I'd guess 14 mm was correct.

I saw you're tying one in the beetle swap. Although not photographed, the underside was also red.