semjase at aol.com
Fri Jul 10 11:08:56 EDT 1998
>What do black and anise swallowtails eggs look like ?
>Pleasantly new baby catepillars are showing
>up on plants that haven't been outside in a week and
>I can't find any eggs.
>Also the swallowtails that have emerged so far don't
>seem to like the sugar water or commerical butterfly
>nectar I'm offering. What should the adults eat ?
>tom at automatedtech.com
The eggs are green, round and pin head size. The color may vary a bit.
I have also found that the butterflies don't much care for plain sugar water or
commercial mixes. I use frustose, about a teaspoon per 200ml, little bit of
acerola powder and a smidgin , about a drop of wesson salts mixture. (optional)
If you want eggs a drop or two of fat free milk could be added. Swallowtails
are pretty poor at eating on their own so they will need to be force fed a few
times until they learn what the food looks like. Change food daily if milk is
added otherwise every 48 hours.
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