Papilio brevicauda x Papilio zelicaon and Papilio brevicauda x brevicauda notes

5 pupae of Papilio brevicauda, sourced from Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, were placed in cold storage from September 3rd, 2021, to November 27, 2021. There are 3 males and 2 females.

A single female pupa of Papilio zelicaon, sourced from Ashley lake inlet in Mono county on august 5, 2021, was placed in cold storage for the same period.

They are being exposed to indoor temperatures ranging from 65-70F.

December 3, 2021: I placed the pupae under a 45W desk lamp to increase the temperature.

December 13, 2021: The lamp bulb broke and was replaced with a 50W dark heat lamp. A small humidifier was added to the room.

December 15, 2021: A male brevicauda eclosed during the night and was placed in a net enclosure. It was manually fed a sugar-honey solution.

December 16, 2021: A female brevicauda eclosed during the night and was placed in the net enclosure with the male. Hand pairing attempts were unsuccessful; the male opened his claspers and the female extruded its genitals, but after 10 minutes of being held together there was no lasting connection.

December 17, 2021: A bright blue/white Fluval reef light was placed over the enclosure to stimulate breeding behavior.

הועלה ב-דצמבר 1, 2021 11:12 אחה"צ על ידי crake crake


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