Raising Tomato Hornworm
I found a tomato hornworm eating my tomatoes in my garden. It is about 3-4" long. I would really like to try to raise it so that my kids can watch it grow. Can you please tell me how to do this? I really need to know ground up info as I know nothing about them.
I have read that I need 3-4" of dirt in the bottom of his "cage".
-Does the "cage" need a lid on it if no plants are reaching out of the top?
-Does it need water to drink or just spray the leaves with water or just eat leaves?
-How long does it take for them to become a moth?
-We are in Indiana, will they wait until spring to become moths or still go sometime this summer?
-He is pooping a lot! Do you clean that out of the "cage" or leave it?
I've only read a little bit about him on other sites, so sorry if some of these questions seem silly! :) Thank you, my kids are VERY excited about trying to keep him.