Thread subject: Diptera.info :: aquatic stratiomyidae
Posted by Cranefly on 29-01-2010 20:49
I failed almost always with aquatic larvae. Many of them migrate to soil or sand before pupation (you never know what humidity is necessary) - possibly moist with good aeration but not wet. I use Sphagnum sometimes to rear larvae because it holds humidity well and a little antiseptic. I reared Ephydra putting pupa by one in a tube with moist moss and cotton cup and besides this all tubes were together inside closed box with moist filter paper. I put this box in the sun for 1-2 hours every day. In any case I'll try to rear some Stratiomyiidae this summer.