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Postby SisMorphine » April 11th, 2006, 12:57 pm

Meet Eggy!!!

She's a Luna Moth, native to this area, and apparently just hatched last night/this morning. I have had her cacoon in my office for about 2 weeks now and had forgotten about it until today when I saw her napping on the window.

And I know it's a her because she's already laid eggs. Too bad they're not fertilized :|

I prefer the polythemus (or is it polyphemus . . . I can't remember) moths that I raised 3 years ago in my old apartment. We had 5 cacoons and one day my roommate and I were watching tv and were suddenly bombarded by bats!! Except they weren't bats, just two bat-sized moths. Mad cool. I love moths.

Either way, meet EGGY!!!
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Postby mnp13 » April 11th, 2006, 1:17 pm

beautiful. We had one of those at camp last year, it was HUGE.
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Postby Hoyden » April 11th, 2006, 1:20 pm

At least it's a pretty moth - not one of the grey/brown bleck coloured ones.
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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 11th, 2006, 2:02 pm

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Postby DemoDick » April 11th, 2006, 2:04 pm

Eggy would look better with a red metal-flake finish.

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Postby msvette2u » April 11th, 2006, 4:05 pm

How beautiful and unique!
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Postby pLaurent » April 11th, 2006, 5:57 pm

Oh, I've had those at my house. What a treat to go outside in the morning and see such beauty right on my house!

I also get lots of these other moths, don't know what they are, but they are pink and yellow like Christmas candy! :D
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Postby SisMorphine » April 11th, 2006, 6:00 pm

DemoDick wrote:Eggy would look better with a red metal-flake finish.

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And thanks guys! I really do love moths. I think they are the coolest bug alive. Did you know that most moths don't eat? The only one native to MA that eats is the hummingbird moth, which is also daiurnal . . . and the dork shall stop talking now. Thank you.
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Postby girlie » April 11th, 2006, 6:03 pm

They don't eat?? Explain, i know nothing about moths....so use little words please :D
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Postby SisMorphine » April 11th, 2006, 9:19 pm

pitcess wrote:They don't eat?? Explain, i know nothing about moths....so use little words please :D

LOL!

Well basically they eat A LOT as little kitty-pillars and save up all that energy to use when they break out of their cacoons has moths. They are in their moth stage only to mate and lay eggs, then they die. The larger the moth the longer the lifespan. Eggy will probably live about 1-2 weeks, as long as Wally doesn't eat her first. He's showing a bit too much interest . . .
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Postby girlie » April 11th, 2006, 9:21 pm

pretty interesting....

Back off Wally Eggy looks like a cool moth.
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Postby Maryellen » April 11th, 2006, 9:50 pm

she is sooo prettty!!!
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Postby Purple » April 11th, 2006, 10:02 pm

We got infested with them last summer, it was kinda creepy......
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Postby Jenn » April 11th, 2006, 11:16 pm

8) I've never seen a moth like that.
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Postby DemoDick » April 11th, 2006, 11:57 pm

Are you going to nueter him? How are his hips? Is he titled? You're not going to breed him until he's titled, are you? Is he moth-aggressive?

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Postby Jenn » April 12th, 2006, 12:20 am

DemoDick wrote:Are you going to nueter him? How are his hips? Is he titled? You're not going to breed him until he's titled, are you? Is he moth-aggressive?

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:spit: You didn't ask about breeding age!!
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Postby a-bull » April 12th, 2006, 7:19 am

DemoDick wrote:Are you going to nueter him? How are his hips? Is he titled? You're not going to breed him until he's titled, are you? Is he moth-aggressive?

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Postby SisMorphine » April 12th, 2006, 7:51 am

DemoDick wrote:Are you going to nueter him? How are his hips? Is he titled? You're not going to breed him until he's titled, are you? Is he moth-aggressive?

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Well she's human aggressive so I'm definitely gonna breed her so I have a bad-ass moth. I just bought her a chain today and I have an appointment to crop her antennae.
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Postby Purple » April 12th, 2006, 8:22 am

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Postby Jenn » April 12th, 2006, 8:50 am

SisMorphine wrote:Well she's human aggressive so I'm definitely gonna breed her so I have a bad-fanny moth. I just bought her a chain today and I have an appointment to crop her antennae.


I'd consider you "caught" now! WE know what your up to! What's next? Breeding for wing span? :nono:
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