3.2.6. Larva

Crumpled paper towels, wax paper or corrugated cardboard can be added to the larval container after the first mature larvae begin to spin cocoons. The mature larvae will migrate to these materials to spin their cocoons. Eischen and Dietz (1990) observed prepupa spinning their cocoon inside cut soda straws, which facilitated subsequent handling, storing, and collection of the pupa. Pupae can be safely stored for 2-3 months at 15.5° C and 60 % humidity (Jones et al., 2002).