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#1 charx53

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

So I made artificial pupal cells out of oasis floral foam. Should they be laying on their backs or at an angle? Is this good enough for them? Any constructive criticism is welcome!! Thanks!

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

I made mine vertically since Japanese rhinos are known to construct vertical pupal chambers. Your chambers appear to be a little bit too wide so if I were you I'd make them vertically without being too wide. I would upload a picture of mine but I threw the foam away after they eclosed due to molds.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

So vertically like they appear standing up?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

What if I put something to cover the top and tilted the container? Would that work?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:47 PM

Yeah vertically like they're standing up. I wouldn't cover them and tilt the container since the pupae will wiggle around and may fall out.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

Okay, thanks! I will make a different one!

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 04:34 PM

Good luck! Feel free to ask any questions should you need any clarification!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:29 AM

Awesome!



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:47 PM

Yes, definitely vertical. Narrower would be better too. You basically want to construct one exactly like the one that they built for themselves.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:49 PM

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How does this look.?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:56 PM

Looks good




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