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14-04-2020 : Saturnia pyri eggs

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Saturnia pyri eggs for sale

Large emperor moth eggs available from today. Only fresh laid eggs are shipped out to ensure safe arrival before hatching.

Saturnia pyri is a big Saturniidae distributed across Europe and Middle East. It is the largest European moth, it has one generation per year and its cocoons can overwinter for many years before emerging. In fact, they need to experience temperatures below 0°C for 3 weeks at least when overwintering, or most of them will remain dormant.

This species is not hard to rear, but it can be a bit tricky. Caterpillars need lot of space, during last instar in particular, or they will start dying one by one without any apparent reason. Ventilation is also crucial: avoid sealed containers and use mesh cages as humidity condensation will lead to diseases.

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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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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