Sunday, November 27, 2011
In At Last
Today (Sun Nov 27th) my last two captive iris larvae went into hibernation. This is the latest I've recorded them go into hibernation in some 25 years of intermittent breeding - though I've seldom bred more than 3-4 at a time and the sample size is probably <100. They seem to wait for their seat leaves to be completely dry before they move (though I've seen them crawling around quite happily in wet conditions in the wild). Wish I could conk out for four months too... .