Hatch Time@29C: ~72 hrs
Typical Egg Substrate: waxed paper
Egg Availability: on substrate or loose
Usual Larval Container: multi-cell tray, 1/cell
Also available in 8 oz. cups, up to third instar (discount)
Larvae are not cannibalistic unless environmentally stressed. Southern armyworm can be quite difficult to successfully hatch and rear in the lab, significantly more so than other Spodoptera strains. This colony originated from a laboratory strain at an agricultural research company and has been housed at Benzon Research since 2010.
Species information from Benzon Research