ginasketch: (demons)
Sadly though both Nyarly and Fred are still alive, they have both shredded their wings on their late night egg laying jaunts through my room. I'm happy they are still alive and quite active, but sad because I had hoped to preserve them when they died. I might be able to salvage parts of the wings but that's it.

I had ordered a bunch of entomological setting equipment for this purpose. I'd rather it not go to waste, so I ordered a dry unmounted Atlas Moth from the same guy.






This is probably more ideal, as the specimen is completely dry and I am a beginner. So I will need to relax it, then set it again with its wings open.
ginasketch: (batty)
I found out this morning that you can actually purchase Madagascar Moon Moth caterpillars and cocoons online.

Since I'm a beginner, I think I will start with 2 cocoons. I aim to purchase them and a net cage and heat mat. The other good thing is the adult moths never feed during their short lifespan so I won't have to worry about that. When they naturally die I can study them and draw them up close.

Squee! I'm feeling a lot better today.
Raising something will keep my brain occupied and the beauty of them cheers me up.

P.S. Eek! Just had a thought-Dave! Please don't use the bug spray anytime soon! Not that we'll need to much in winter.
ginasketch: (batty)
I found out this morning that you can actually purchase Madagascar Moon Moth caterpillars and cocoons online.

Since I'm a beginner, I think I will start with 2 cocoons. I aim to purchase them and a net cage and heat mat. The other good thing is the adult moths never feed during their short lifespan so I won't have to worry about that. When they naturally die I can study them and draw them up close.

Squee! I'm feeling a lot better today.
Raising something will keep my brain occupied and the beauty of them cheers me up.

P.S. Eek! Just had a thought-Dave! Please don't use the bug spray anytime soon! Not that we'll need to much in winter.
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