Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

SBST or Palamedes egg incubation time?

Posted by paul2834 Austin, TX (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 13:49

On Saturday, I found either a SBST or Palamedes egg on this red bay with black streaks in it already. On Sunday, I found a second on the same plant that also had black streaks in it.

It's already Tuesday and nothing yet. I would have thought the darkening would indicate they were well on their way. The second doesn't seem to reflect or glisten in light at all. Not sure if that means anything.

This is my first time trying to raise these, so I'm not sure how long incubation time is typically. Can the vets chime in?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: SBST or Palamedes egg incubation time?

I can't remember how long it takes for palamedes or spicebush swallowtail eggs to hatch, because it's been so long since I brought in an egg. I usually bring in the hatchlings. I'm thinking it takes about 5-6 days? If they've been streaked for several days without hatching, chances are they won't, something went wrong. But don't give up just yet, I've seen strange things happen.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here