A few questions for reares

Jonathan Sylvestre josylvestre at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 22 07:53:46 EDT 2003

Yes !

It do a while !

You will see me more often i think because now i have more often free time.

If you want to talk about lepidoptera, feel free :)

See you later

"Xi Wang" <xiwang at sprint.ca> a écrit dans le message de
news:3F1C8829.14BFA3F2 at sprint.ca...
> Hi Jon, long time no see eh?  Well, I don't know about question 1) as I
> never raised caterpillars using the sleeve method.  But about the best
> plant for Hyalophora columbia gloveri as given in "the wild silk moths of
> america" by Tuskes et al. include Prunus demissa, P. emarginata, Purshia
> tridentata, Salix exigua, Ceanothus velutinus, and C. fendleri.  But you
> take care not to let any of them escape as they can interbreed with H. c.
> columbia, and not are native to Quebec.  And as for switching host plants
> caterpillars, well I've never tried it with Saturniidae, but when raising
> Papilio polyxenes asterius, I've found that most larva will have no
> adapting to the new food source.  Hope this helps.
> Cheers,
> Xi Wang


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