Monarch Info Needed...
viceroy at gate.net
Thu Dec 25 05:52:53 EST 1997
evoluhol at magnum.wpe.com wrote:
> 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 ladder02.news.aol.com>,
> droidess at aol.com (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
Only if you put the plant in a jar of water, cover it with plastic or
cloth, with a tiny hole for the plant to poke through or your
caterpillar will drop in there and drown. Darn things got no sense at
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