Cyrus' first moth

Brad

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mmm moth... nice pic lele :)

My cham Ezhno is actually somewhat scared of the silkworm moths. When introduced he slowly turns and walks away. It is the only food item so far that he does not willingly eat.
 

lele

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Brad said:
mmm moth... nice pic lele :)

My cham Ezhno is actually somewhat scared of the silkworm moths. When introduced he slowly turns and walks away. It is the only food item so far that he does not willingly eat.
Brad, where did his name come from? Is the "h" pronounced? I love different names. If it is from some popular movie, song or other current entertainmenrt it shows how isolated I am here in the sticks with only NPR and no kids! :eek: JK, my best friends in the neighborhood are kids - I think they just like me for all my weird critters and creatures :D

This moth was a small bodied geometrid (they come form an inchworm species) that I caught at the light last night. I got 3. Gave Darwin the biggest and Cyrus the other two.

I raise wild silk moths (luna, polyphemus, etc.) for education, research and fun, so I am quite picky about which moths become feeders:rolleyes:
 

Brad

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Name: Ezhno
Gender: (Male)
Origin: Native American
Meaning: He Walks Alone

I am not sure about the proper pronunciation. When I say it out loud I keep the 'h' silent and pronounce the 'e' like in 'egg'. I love names too :)
 

lele

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Brad said:
Name: Ezhno
Gender: (Male)
Origin: Native American
Meaning: He Walks Alone
very cool! how appropriate:)

Brad said:
I am not sure about the proper pronunciation. When I say it out loud I keep the 'h' silent and pronounce the 'e' like in 'egg'. I love names too :)
yes, that is exactly how I was saying it in my head - so we must be right! lol!!;)
 

Drake

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Lol Cyrus is a cutie!

I wanna try hatching some silkworms/waxworms, how long do they usually take to hatch? Do I just let them burrow into the soil in my plants?
 

lele

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Drake said:
Lol Cyrus is a cutie!

I wanna try hatching some silkworms/waxworms, how long do they usually take to hatch? Do I just let them burrow into the soil in my plants?
wish it was that easy! silkworms take some effort and time and either an artifical diet (your buy where you buy your eggs/larvae) or fresh mulberry leaves.

Waxworms are easier

here are some links:

silkworms

http://home.earthlink.net/~kenuy/waxmoths.htm
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/misc/ef011.htm
http://www.waxwormkit.com/
 
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