Graellsia i. roncalensis (Gómez Bustillo et al., 1974)

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Navarra / Huesca, Spain [2013]
May
Cocoon
30-60 Minutes
1
14 days
Pinus sylvestris
Pairing this species is very difficult. Should be in large cage,
with good air ventilation, and outside is preffered. Cocoons
should be kept moistured. Eggs should be kept in humid
conditions, and when the caterpillars emerge, it is best to
keep them on branches in a closed container with
moistured toiletpaper. Keep them dark for 3-4 days so they
start to eat. After they start to eat, you can put them into
light. Clean daily!! After L3 you can keep them in open
cages on watered food. Don't overcrowd. In early instars,
be sure that there is some paper or wax on the end of the
branch, because of the resin. If they walk into it, they die
for sure! Caterpillars like some warmer conditions and dry,
but in captivity they dehydrate very quick, so you have to
find a balance for that.

ANY MORE INFORMATION IS WELCOME!!!
Graellsia isabelae roncalensis 1st instar © M. Fischer

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