Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears 10 larvae

Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears 10 larvae
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Availability: Spring 2018
Price: £12.95
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Description

Garden Tiger Moth Arctia caja  10 Larvae

 

Children love them!

 

Garden Tiger larvae Woolly Bears  grow fast on Dock, Dandelion, Dead Nettle, Nettle and many other hedgerow plants, also Pussy Willow Salix caprea and Osier Willow Salix viminalis.  You can also feed them conveniently on Cabbage.

 

Now a most difficult species to obtain.

 

These are spring and summer larvae.  In the wild, late summer larvae would hibernate, but if you keep them warm and light, many will produce another generation this year.

 

If you wish to hibernate Wooly Bears, sleeve them in autumn on Willow or Sallow (Pussy Willow). The falling leaves curl to form a ventilated ball in which the larvae hibernate. If all goes well in winter the larvae emerge in spring and feed from the new spring leaves.

 

From October to spring the larvae are in hibernation. Orders are booked for dispatch when the larvae awake and feed.