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Horn Worm Breeding

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

  1. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    You will not be able to find all of the eggs is my point. You should plan on only finding about 2/3's. They are tiny and not always easy to find.
     
  2. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok and I understand that. But if they do hatch and eat the plant can I just be safe and release them?
     
  3. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    Sure, but if just keep the tomato just outside the enclosure, they will still be attracted to it, but won't be able to lay eggs on it. Build a small screen shelf for them right by the leaves of the plant and they'll lay them there mostly.
     
  4. Turner

    Turner Elite Member

    What's wrong with them eating the tomato plant? I have no idea about any of this.
     
  5. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    Its leaves are poisonous. You'll see them naturally in your garden, but don't use them for feeders or else you will end up with dead reptiles.
     
  6. Turner

    Turner Elite Member

    Oh goodness! I'm glad I asked. I just feed crickets and mealworms and as of right now im not breeding any feeders, but now i know.
     
  7. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok. I guess I'll try a few things and see what happens
     
  8. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Is the how they look when they are about to turn to a pupa or no
     

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  9. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Yes they are almost to the turning stage. They shouldn't be that active and will just kinda lay there.
     
  10. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Turning as in getting bigger or turning in to a moth
     
  11. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Turning into a moth. The one end starts turning a yellowish or reddish color and a different texture (start of the cuccon) and then it will slowly spread up until the entire body is encased.
     
  12. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Here is a pic: image.jpg
     
  13. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok thank you. I'll probably have some more pics here soon
     

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