i have problems with the cultivation of leona dumi butterfly breeding
For 2 years I try to grow the lemonia dumi until the pupation goes well.
but when the butterflies come out the wings do not want to unfold.
does anyone know what the cause of this may be.
I keep the pupae quite moist
Hi Tom, how do you keep the pupae moist? I hatch my pupae in plastic tanks with small 7watt heat mats which are regulated by thermostat. In the tanks I have a small dish with cotton wool soaked in water that has been boiled to remove the chlorine. The heat makes the water evaporate making the tank moist. The top of the tanks are sealed apart from a small air gap at one end, which I can adjust to change the humidity level. Lack of humidity will cause problems with pupae emergence. It can take a bit of experimenting to get the humidity level correct, I have had similar issues in the past. I have a combined humidity and thermostat on my tanks (£6:50 from Amazon) and keep humidity at a minimum of 90%
Hope this helps.
thank you for your extensive response, I will try it as well
I see Andre Thanks