Egg Availability: paper towel strips or loose Larva Availability: Mixed-sex, any instar (roughly sized) Adult Availability: Mixed-sex or single-sex Shipping Containers: Larvae ship in gallon bags of water, adults in cup-cages
Eggs typically hatch in less than one hour in water that has been thoroughly deoxygenated. Unhatched eggs remain viable for months in cool, semi-humid conditions. This colony was derived from the USDA "Gainesville" strain and has been continuously colonized at Benzon Research since 1994.
NOTE: The California Department of Public Health requires a permit for importation of exotic vectors into California. Please contact us for current requirements/details.
Species information from Benzon Research