User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 9 to 11 of 11

Thread: On Royal Wings

  1. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    USA, GA
    Posts
    1,047
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So beautiful! I'm not ready to start raising larvae but you are really making me want to get some cocoons to hatch! It's been too long since I've had any moths or butterflies. What source did you get them from?

  2. #10
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    4,014
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    eBay. I'll probably look into other sources though for some, as costs on a couple other websites I visited later are either comparable or much lower (in the case of Cecropia, there's a site where I could get 10 caterpillars for $60, as opposed to the one eBay listing I found for one cocoon for $128!).
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

  3. #11
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    4,014
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Truly, a wonder of wonders: this is my first Luna moth!
    Luna moth male by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Luna moth male by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Luna moth male by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Luna moth male by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Luna moth male by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    That one is the male; I was even luckier when two days later the female hatched out, and I was home and in my room to catch it happening! If you find my Instagram account (carltoncarnivores), you can find both pics, and even video of her emerging!
    Best part though: I won't know for certain unless they hatch of course, but as male and female were present and alive together for at least a few nights, there's a good chance that the eggs the female is laying are fertile, and I can have hatching Luna caterpillars in a couple weeks!

    Also in good standing: this is a beautiful female Promethea moth!
    Polyphemus female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Polyphemus female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Polyphemus female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Polyphemus female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Polyphemus female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Compare her to the male that was posted earlier in this thread; it's quite a shocking difference, unlike anything seen in the other 3 species I had (of which turns out all 4 of my Polyphemus are/were females...sigh...). A male also hatched out two days after she did, and while she hasn't laid many, that means there is a very high chance the eggs she's deposited so far are fertile too! Another male also hatched today, just in time to replace the previous one, so here's hoping her gets her to lay more! And, one more cocoon yet to hatch for both Promethea and Luna...who knows if they will or not, but we'll see.
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Veitchii beginning to spread its wings
    By dvg in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-08-2012, 11:44 AM
  2. I like big wings and I cannot lie
    By dboeren in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-03-2011, 06:57 PM
  3. Unofficial Cultivar: Fairy Wings
    By Brokken in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-03-2010, 12:56 PM
  4. Wings on N. ventricosa?
    By bouncer67 in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-24-2004, 07:00 PM
  5. Royal Red
    By dave2150 in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-28-2002, 11:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •