Synchronised eggs are supplied. The eggs are prepared on paper sections and separate clutches are placed in Petri-dishes to minimise cannibalism. We recommend that eggs are closely monitored, eggs turn dark just prior to hatching and food should be provided prior to hatching to minimise cannibalism. It is recommended that larvae are maintained separately prior to study start, again to minimalise cannibalism.
Maintenance conditions: 25 deg C, >70% relative humidity, 16L:8D photoperiod.