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  1. admin
    admin says:

    I’m very pleased with it. They tend to not want to hatch out when you’re watching – it was a rare treat to see the whole thing from the beginning!

  2. doobieous
    doobieous says:

    I was looking at all of your silkmoth photos and i thought of one that’s native to California (the chaparral areas), the Ceanothus Silkmoth, Hyalophora euryalus

    It is gorgeous, take a look:

  3. admin
    admin says:


    I actually do use the silk from my cocoons to make silk, but it’s from the little Bombyx silkmoths.

    I’m pulling your stuff together, will make the bath seltzers tonight or tomorrow.

  4. admin
    admin says:

    Yeah, those are so gorgeous! I’ve raised Hyalophora cecropia, which is a close relative, but my moths will hatch next Spring.

  5. doobieous
    doobieous says:

    Another one, which isn’t a silk moth, but is awesome by itself is the Black Witch:

    Ascalapha odorata

    They can have wingspans up to 7 inches!

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