Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae

Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae
Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears. 10 Larvae
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Garden Tiger Moth Arctia caja  

This is the first time ever that we have been able to list pupae of this fine species that needs a lot of help in the wild. Pupae will be ready to send this month. If you keep male and female moths in a small to medium cage, or a shoe box with netting cover, you can expect pairings and the batches of ensuing eggs. If young larvae are released into hedgerows, there is the opportunity to introduce Woolly Bears back into the countryside, where once they were abundant each spring.

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.

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.