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ACTIAS: Come in and participate

ACTIAS: Come in and participate!



You are at the front door of ACTIAS, worlds greatest virtual community of people interested in insects. Search, observation, breeding and collecting of insects is our passion.

ACTIAS is more than an international discussion board, it is also the most activ trading place for insects and spiders. You find here every day offers of preserved species for collectors as well as living animals. Breders from many nations trade manly eggs, caterpillars, pupae and cocoons of butterflies, but also bugs and spiders.

A personal picture gallery, a calendar with all entomological events, a collection of recent publications with many breeding reports, a link list with other entomological websites and much more are inside ACTIAS, free of any charge of course.
Just come in to discuss, no need to register. However if you want to participate in our market place, you must register and provide correct name and address.

Many ACTIAS members - also from your area - would be delighted when you join our community!

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Lysandra coridon

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Papilio polytes romulus Cramer, [1775], Malediven, Laamu Atoll, Insel Gan, 14.2.2024.

Papilio polytes romulus Cramer, [1775], Malediven, Laamu Atoll, Insel Gan, 14.2.2024.

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Recent Activities

  • Danibel

    Replied to the thread Cocoons do not emerge.
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    Thank you very much for your answer. I have checked the pupae and they are alive, they even move very slowly.

    I have just confirmed through photographs that they have not been born for three summers.

    And I think the species is rothschildia erycina.

    It is…
  • kevink

    Replied to the thread Cocoons do not emerge.
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    Well, firstly, those look expired to me. I could be wrong though. If the pupa will come out of the cocoon far enough, try
    seeing if they are cold or not, by touching them to your lips. Yes that actually works.

    Other than that, it sounds like typical…
  • Danibel

    Posted the thread Cocoons do not emerge.
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    Hello good everyone 👋🏽

    I have some cocoons of a species of Rothschildia that I don't remember exactly now.

    It's been two years since I managed to raise her, and the cocoons haven't emerged since then.

    They are alive, they are not dry. They are heavy and…
  • pasreg

    Replied to the thread Sphinx maurorum oder S. pinastri?.
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    From Bauduen , it should be maurorum ...
  • Policeman

    Replied to the thread Präparate beginnen zu schimmeln.
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    klingt doch gut, viel Erfolg,
    Manfred
  • Falter75

    Replied to the thread Präparate beginnen zu schimmeln.
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    Vielen dank für die Antworten und Hinweise!

    Es sind an die 50 Kästen.

    Ein Kollege von mir (kein Entomologe :smiling_face: ) hat in seinem Keller auch einen Luftentfeuchter welcher auf Automatik läuft.
    Zudem lässt er das Gerät mittels Zeitschaltuhr nur Nachts laufen…