Monarch Info Needed...

evoluhol at evoluhol at
Mon Dec 22 15:32:26 EST 1997


In my experience:
     It takes nearly a full mature plant per caterpillar.  More if you are
putting fresh leaves in container each day.
     Excellent - feed directly on plant in the ground.  Good -- feed on
plant in jar of water.  OK - feed on loose leaves replaced every day.  The
further down the scale you go, the smaller and less robust the butterflies
tend to be.


In article <19971221144001.JAA14870 at>,
droidess at (Droidess) wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> I'm just starting out in lepidoptera farming and am presently growing
> for the arrival of instar Monarch larvae. The question I have is this:
> approximately how many plants per larvae? Is it better to pull the leaves off
> and feed them in a separate container or let them feed directly from the
> Thank you...Droidess

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