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My hornworms are cocooning

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by jai, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. jai

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    I recently got into breeding hornworms for feeding my pets and I am enjoying it already I'm thinking about getting into other insects too.
     
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    Cool. What pets do you have?
     
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    A sugar glider and a red ear slider turtle
     
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    Cool, sugar gliders are cute. Ive always wanted a desert tortoise or a American kestrel. (worlds smallest falcon) some people call them sparrow hawks. :p
     
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    I've wanted a tortoise as well, but I can't decide their all cute
     
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    Supposedly gopher tortoise is in my area but I've never seen one, I know they shouldn't be taken from the wild etc. But if I ever see a young one I'm going to love him forever! Lol
     
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    Their are five successful cocooned out of six
     
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    Are these the type that turn into the large hummingbird moths?
     
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    Yes also known as sphinx moth and hawk moth:)
     
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    That's awesome when I was a kid I thought it was some type of cross between a bumble bee and a hummingbird. :p
     
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    When the moths breed they can lays 2,000 eggs in their life time(a few weeks)