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Giant fire beetles were nocturnal giant beetles.


Giant fire beetles were the smallest of all the giant beetles known to scholars.[2] They grew to be about two to two-and-a-half feet long (0.6 to 0.9 meters.)[1][2]

The glands of the giant fire beetle were prized by adventurers and miners because of their luminous glands.[1][2] These glands were located above each eye[1][2] and near the abdomen[2] and glowed a red color.[1][2] If removed, the glands would continue glowing for several days.[1][2]


Giant fire beetles were omnivores, but their mandibles were still strong enough to cause great injury to a human.[2]


Giant fire beetles could be found in clusters or colonies in warmer flatlands.[1] They lived both above and below ground.[2]


An intelligent variation of fire beetles were known to live in the celestial planes. These were often sent in answer to a good clerics summoning spells.[3]



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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 285. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 285. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.

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