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Re: Moths!

Postby Splashstorm » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:01 am

Wow, did u just find that moth ?! How ironic that we're talking about luna moths here. O_o
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Re: Moths!

Postby zebrafox » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Hi
I feed the caterpillars black walnut because I have a lot of big walnut trees.
The adults do not eat. They live about a week, more or less depending on temp. You can refrigerate adults for a while to lengthen lifespan. That is good for when you have a female come out but no males have come out yet.

I had more enclose tonight . Attached is crappy phone camera photos of them. Aren't they pretty. 2 males 1 female.

I don't use the bag method. They get real beat up and pretty much lose their wings completely in the bag, so you can't release them post breeding like I enjoy doingImageImage

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Re: Moths!

Postby Splashstorm » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:49 am

That's so sad that their lifespans are so short! D: I thought they would at least last a month as adults.
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Re: Moths!

Postby zebrafox » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:39 am

Well remember that the caterpillar stage counts toward the animals life span! So they actually live a good amount of time :) the moth stage is just a mechanism for breeding

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Re: Moths!

Postby Splashstorm » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:14 am

That's very true. Lol ^_^ How long do they stay caterpillars?
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