Release your ladybugs within one week of emerging from their pupal stage. If you want to encourage them to remain in your garden, the best time to release them is in the evening after sundown or in the morning before sunup. If it is winter, keep your ladybugs in their habitat during their entire life span.
Insect Lore ships 15 to 20 ladybug larvae in each container. Ladybug larvae are cannibalistic by nature and may eat their own kind. We have placed paper strips in the container to reduce the chances of confrontation. Insect Lore guarantees at least five ladybug larvae will develop into adult ladybugs.
Approximately three weeks. The first week is the larval stage. The second week is the pupal stage. At the end of the second week, your adult ladybugs will emerge from the pupae. Insect Lore recommends that you release your adult ladybugs after one week of feeding and observation.
Yes! You must provide water throughout the ladybug life cycle. Remove the magnification cap from the Ladybug Land. Using the pipette, place a couple of drops of water onto the sponge in the crater every other day. Keep the sponge moist at all times, but don’t over water! Ladybugs can drown in standing water. If you see condensation on the sides of the Ladybug Land, do not add any more water until the condensation disappears.
Ladybugs love raisins! Soak 1 or 2 raisins in water. Blot them dry on a paper towel. Cut the raisins in half and drop them into your ladybug habitat. Replace the raisins as needed. If you have any aphids on leaves in your garden, you may place the leaves in your ladybug habitat. Ladybugs love to eat these harmful pests!