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Hi there, can anyone advise me about the temperature and humidity to incubate Pharnacia j eggs at? And also should they be in compost or loose? I was sent 10 eggs in the post second class last week, it was quite cold at that time, does anyone know if this could have killed the eggs?
I will be very grateful for any helpful replies, I have read conflicting information about the rearing of this speices so I hope someone can share any successful techniques with me.
Well currently I have mine sitting on some moist substrate (moss, it tends to hold moisture well), and they are at about 25-28c. New eggs, so no sign of hatching yet!
I believe these conditions are okay, I asked Rob about it a while back...
04-14-2008, 09:06 PM
i have never had a problem with sending eggs during cold weather, i have been exhanging for years during the winter, and the eggs have never been afected, obivously if the envelope was put ina freezer or left outisde in subzero temps then they would die!
the most important fact with any pharnacia species is to keep the incubation cotiner VENTILATED , these are quite prone to moulding, and compost often helps atract mould.
ians moss works better, i assume ians using spagnum moss, as this has a special anti-funal anti-bacterial agent within that prevents mould from forming.
i keep my ova in plastic cups with cotton wooll on the base, i then have netting as a lid secured with a band, it easily allows me to spray the eggs each day, but at the same time allows excellent wair flow, it must be said that this method id not suitable if you cant mist each day, as being so ventilaed they will dry up quickly, and if they hatch when its dry, then the nymphs will probablty get stuck and either die, or be deformed and incapable of a normal life thus euthanasia is needed
Hey thanks Ian and Rob, your information was very helpful. Hopefully I can hatch these little dudes and then I will have some sticks to enjoy and swap with all you guys!
04-15-2008, 03:03 PM
hope they do well for you,
i have noticed i allways get quite a few die during the first instar, which the same applies to other pharnacia species.
but after the first moult they are quite hardy and i have very few loses if any
Did your Pharnacia Jianfenglingensis ova hatch out ok Dre?
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