Breeding: Nymphalis antiopa

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Breeding: Nymphalis antiopa

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Bred in 2020 from a batch of L3 larva i found sitting on a small Salix tree. Not the best pictures from this breeding due to lack of equipment at the time. Hope to take some proper pics in the future, if i breed them again!
I fed the larva with Salix caprea.
From L3 to pupation was 10-20 days.
Pupal stages lasted 7-8 days.
Difficulty rating based on % of individuals gotten through to imago(1=hard, 5=easy): 5/5

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Re: Breeding: Nymphalis antiopa

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A superb turnout of chrysalids ! 🎉

Was this species one of the "easiest" to work with and have such good results ?
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Re: Breeding: Nymphalis antiopa

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Trehopr1 wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:06 pm Was this species one of the "easiest" to work with and have such good results ?
It was pretty easy to breed them. I've heard its notoriously hard to get the female to lay eggs in captivity though. I've tried it once and she would not lay eggs that time.
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