C.Rayz

C.Rayz

Posted on 05/19/2011


Photo taken on July  9, 2010


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caterpillar
moth
hastings
east sussex
pupate
st leonards on sea
reared moths
Grey Dagger Moth
Acronicta psi


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Lumpy 2

Lumpy 2 

...Approx 2 days later he moulted again, becoming a far paler yellow and larger, and his lumpyness hairer.

Replaced birch every two days, he would pick a leaf and eat it to the stem.

On July 9 2010, he disappeared in the container, after careful examination I found him in a small crevice between the sponge and glass in the watering tube. I assumed he maybe looking for a place to pupate, because of the small amount of web he had formed and luckily found him early enough to move him back into the container, where I placed two small portions of egg try. I read they crawl under bark or into wood or litter in crevices and pupate, so he has happily gotten between the two. In the early hours of 10 July, I could hear him at work spinning web, and double checked later today and he is inbetween them somewhere. I'll wait about 3 days now and loosen them to make sure he is ok.

Few days later I loosened the egg crates and checked that he wiggled for me, he did, I placed him back under the egg crates and left him there in a cold part of the house, checking on him periodically throughout the winter months. In the middle of April I brought him into the warmer room...

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