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Horn Worm Breeding

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by Mledwards123, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok so I've got the food for the cats. (caterpillar) but now how about the hawk moths what do I feed them?
     
  2. bucher70

    bucher70 Elite Member

    I don't believe they eat in the adult stage. They reproduce and die after a few days. Kind of interesting.
     
  3. bucher70

    bucher70 Elite Member

    Hmm I may be at least partly wrong. Looks like its species dependant. Some feed and some do not in the adult stage. I'm not sure what species is offered in the pet trade.
     
  4. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok thank you. If they do eat what would it be?
     
  5. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    They don't eat but you can offer same thing the cats eat if you wish.
     
  6. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok thank you
     
  7. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    Just remember, no tomato plants... Are yours tobacco hornworms? That's what Greatlakeshornworm.com sells. I'm just curious because I was also considering breeding them in the future.
     
  8. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    I read that it was Ok to feed the hawk moths tomato plants or put one in there for them to lay eggs because it won't effect the eggs and Im gonna feed caterpillars the food I ordered from great lakes
     
  9. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    You can also use pepper plants if you want to have a love plant that the hatched worm can eat.
     
  10. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Love plant?.
     
  11. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Live plant...sorry autocorrected it.
     
  12. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Haha ok. And also is it true that feeding the cats stuff like bell pepper can cause the moth form to change in color
     
  13. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    I don't know. I know the cats change color. There are green ones, yellowish ones, and teal colored ones but I don't know if it changes the moths color. This sounds like you need to experiment!
     
  14. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    You can have a tomato plant outside of the enclosure for smell, but not inside. You will probably not find every last egg that is laid, so you don't want to take the chance of the worms eating it.
     
  15. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    The tomato plant will be in a cage with moths not cats
     
  16. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Is this how the look when they are ready to burrow and change? And is that the dorsal heart
     

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  17. Pieks

    Pieks Member

    I was watching youtube vids on breeding hornworms and saw a few dif people use a 5 part water and 1 part sugar ratio (boiled) for the moths in a hummingbird feeder.. is that more of a feed just because they wanted to instead of needing to?
     
  18. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    I have no clue haha like it said I'm new to this
     
  19. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    I'm talking about the breeding moths laying eggs - everything I've read said that they will lay eggs on the tomato plant if possible. I'm just saying that eggs will be laid there - eggs that have baby cats in them...
     
  20. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    I read that I should remove the eggs from the leafs. And that the tomato plants won't effect the eggs or my beardie because the cats won't actually eat any of the plant
     

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