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09-04-2020 : Actias luna and Actias ningpoana eggs

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Actias species eggs for sale

Luna moth and chinese moon moth eggs available from today. Only fresh laid eggs are shipped out to ensure safe arrival before hatching.

Actias luna is a North American species that does 2-3 generation per year, while Actias ningpoana is spread through Russia and China, but its range is even wider. Actias ningpoana can be bred all year round or you can overwinter the cocoons as you would do with Actias luna.

The two species are very easy to rear, also sharing most of their foodplants: Liquidambar, Carya and Juglans are top choices for both. You can rear Actias ningpoana on Prunus laurocerasus with amazing results, give it a try!

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: These eggs are shipped from Italy with priority shipping only, in order to ensure fast arrival before hatching. Unfortunately, giving the current Covid-19 pandemia, postal service has experienced random delays in deliveries. This is the reason why we DO NOT assume responsibility for eggs hatching during travel for any eggs order which is sent outside Italy. As always we will try to reship or refund when possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you order from Italy, we do offer full reship or refund as always, in case of any problem.

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Actias luna eggs for sale in the shop

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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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