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Anthony Darby

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Aristolochia
« on: July 23, 2010, 10:41:55 AM »
Does anyone have any tropical aristolochias, in particular ringens, trilobata, indica or tagala going spare? It's a long shot, but someone is offering me eggs of the birdwing butterfly Ornithoptera priamus.
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Re: Aristolochia
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 03:01:25 PM »
Only Aristolochia cymbifera at the moment Anthony.
Rogan Roth, near Swellendam, Western Cape, SA
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Re: Aristolochia
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 11:47:22 AM »
Thanks Rogan. Not sure about that species. My contact says the caterpillars will eat Aristolochia clematitis (which I have), and that surprises me as they won't eat A. elegans.
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Re: Aristolochia
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 08:25:19 AM »
A. cymbifera is quite close to A. ringens (...I think?) - I have much seed available for free and for nothing...   ;D
Rogan Roth, near Swellendam, Western Cape, SA
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