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#1 littleman

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:22 PM

i found some caddis in a stream and took them home. their not in their case but their in a cocoon type thing. so my question is is their anyway to keep them alive and let them hatch. thanks

#2 rstout

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:58 PM

Littleman,

I have seen caddis flies seal of the end of their cases and attach themselves to rocks like a cacoon but am unsure why they do it. You may be able to hatch them as long as the water is oxygenated enough like a fish tank and kept cool enough. Sorry I wasn't more help.

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#3 rockworm

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:25 PM

Assuming you have a pupa (and not one of the tent-making caddis larva), an adult caddisfly should emerge from the cocoon if you can keep it alive throughout its pupal period. Keep it in a gallon or more of its home water and try to maintain a similar temperature. You should oxygenate the water: a small air pump connected to a "bubble stone" should work fine. (Both are used by people who keep fish in tanks.) Good luck!

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:14 AM

thanks guys their still alive and you can see the wings turning colors its cool. Im curious to see what they look like when they hatch

#5 flytyinfreak

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:42 PM

post some pics please. I am interested to see what you have there.
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