One of the lads had trapped a female lobster which had laid eggs, and asked if anyone was interested in having a few. As I had already trapped a lobster, I knew they were in my area, so said yes. He sent me 7 of the eggs and out of the 7 only one egg did not hatch.
It has been incredible seeing these lobsters develop, and have fed them on apple leaves with the twigs attached so they can use to climb on. I have been thrilled to see them grow and shed, and have learned so much from raising these. Out of 4 people that had the eggs, I am the only one that hasn't lost any of the larvae, they have thrived, and can only think that it's all down to this lovely Welsh air. One of the Lobsters have already pupated, so there are five more to go, which should follow very soon.
I also have Muslins, Buff Ermine and December Moths in pupation (those have been eggs laid in tubs from females I potted after a night trapping in the garden this year). Hope you enjoy the photos.
Hatched approx. 2 wks after eggs laid.