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  • in reply to: Wasps #16041

    theresag
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    I have just rescued 4 catipillars from a garden up on the way back from Hawkes Bay. The people seem to have had a very good season for Monarchs. They had run out of food. A good idea is to find old mosquito nets(any colour will do) to put over the plants once they have enough eggs laid on them. The people I got the Caterpillars from said it stops too many eggs been laid and also the wasps from killing the caterpillars.So dont throw out old nets.By the way the relocated cats are doing well and one is starting to pupate
    Cheers
    Theresa

    in reply to: Swan Plants, free, Petone/Hutt #15964

    theresag
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    Good idea Richard. Will Phone you this weekend
    Theresa

    in reply to: Swan Plants, free, Petone/Hutt #15952

    theresag
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    Great

    in reply to: Swan Plants, free, Petone/Hutt #15949

    theresag
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    Hi Julie
    Sorry but Stokes Valley may as well be another planet.Sounds like one with lots of Monarchs.Do you ever get out to Petone?If so Ph me on 5695092 and I will give you my address and leave some plants on the porch for you.
    Cheers
    Theresa

    in reply to: Passion vine hoppers – ugh #15929

    theresag
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    I had 15 caterpillars a week ago at various stages of growth. By the weekend there were only 5. Today only 2. None have got to the stage of making a Chrysalis.If it was wasp killing them surely there would be some remains?If it is Praying Mantis I have looked but not found any.Could it be Thrush ?I have always thought that the caterpillars would taste bitter and not appeal to them?

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