Acherontia atropos caterpillar

08-06-2020 : Acherontia atropos eggs

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Acherontia atropos eggs for sale

Death’s head moth eggs available from today. Only fresh laid eggs are shipped out to ensure safe arrival before hatching.

Acherontia atropos is a moth distributed across Africa and Asia, which migrates to Europe in summer months. This species can be reared all year round! Our stock come from north Italy, from a wild female found last summer. This stock is very vigorous, mating as soon as emerged and laying just few days later.

This species is so famous it doesn’t need presentations. Larvae grow quick and are easy to rear and adults pair easily in netted cages (best 40x40x60cm). Adults need to be fed every other day to pair and lay well, a 40% honey-water solution will do. Provide some hostplants branches to trigger egg-laying.

Eggs are being laid in these days and only fresh ones will be sent out. These eggs will be available through the next 2-3 weeks, so if they’re sold out today it doesn’t mean there won’t be new ones tomorrow, there should be plenty for anyone.

EU and ExtraEU orders will be at buyer’s risk since we can’t guarantee safe arrival due to fast hatching of this species.

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Learn how to take care about Lepidoptera eggs

Eggs are usually shipped into small plastic tubes. Once received, they need to be moved to a bigger container, allowing caterpillars to have enough space to hatch and move.

Standard 80mm plastic Petri dishes (fig.A) are a very common tools to store the eggs and let the caterpillars hatch inside. Check our Petri dishes. Other kind of small plastic boxes can be used; it is recommended to perform holes or modify the boxes to allow aeration. Close the boxes with a fine mesh, tulle is widely used for this purpose (fig.B). Check our plastic boxes. Avoid the use of medium/big boxes because caterpillars will tend to move a lot and spread inside the box…..

Learn more by reading the full article at: Eggs and Pupae care in Butterflies and Moths

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