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Sugarcane borer

Diatraea saccharalis

Hatch Time @29C: ~120 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)

Additional Information:

Larvae are slow growing, not cannibalistic, and bore deep into artificial diet during growth. Field usage has been quite successful. Hatch in the lab is typically good, especially with the freshest eggs available. This colony originated with the USDA in Louisiana.

Species information from Benzon Research


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