Hatch Time @29C: ~84 hrs
Typical Egg Substrate: waxed paper
Egg Availability: on substrate or loose
Usual Larval Container: multi-cell tray, 1-2/cell
Also available in 8 oz. cups, up to second instar (discount)
Larvae are not cannibalistic and bore down into artificial diet during growth. ECB grow much faster than the other borers we maintain. Egg hatch and larval activity in field use is very good. Hatch in the lab is excellent. This colony originated with the USDA in Iowa.
Species information from Benzon Research