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Old 11-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #9
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Location: Ventnor City, New Jersey, USA

I have had moth cocoons dry out when I didn't spritz them. The winter air tends to be very low in humidity and moisture, so adding some water to the pupae seems to help. If they were outside on the side of a tree, they would experience rain and sleet and snow. In our garages they are protected from animals (hopefully) but aren't going through the weather.
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