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How much substrate does a D. Tityus larvae consume in it’s lifetime?

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It is, of course, strongly dependent upon the nutritional value of the substrate.  In substrate with a high nutritional value, larvae will not require as large an amount and will grow very quickly, while in a low nutritional value substrate, larvae will need to consume much more, and will take longer to mature.  In general though, larvae don't do well in substrates that are low in nutrients, and are unable to reach their maximum growth potential.  To avoid developmental issues that may take months to become apparent, it's best to keep larvae in high quality substrate from the start.  Sometimes, larvae can manage to grow and eventually construct pupal cells even if fed on substandard substrate, but then there can be a problem in that they fail to get through the pre-pupal or pupal stages successfully.

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