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Old 08-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #11
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hmm so many mixed opinions i would just go search it yourself, but i say put leaves etc. in there and catch one and like it do its bissness

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I've never seen a firefly....

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Originally Posted by mvigor
Yeah, here's a quote I found on a web site:

Fireflies don't need as much oxygen as most people think they do, they need humidity more than anything. If she finds a small jar, and puts a slice of apple in it, she should be able to keep the fireflies alive for up to 3 weeks. She should keep changing the apple though. However, keeping fireflies alive and getting them to flash like they do in the wild are two very different things. I think the best thing would be to take her kids to see fireflies, they would appreciate it more outside!!!

DO NOT PUNCH HOLE IN THE CONTAINER!!! This is the kiss of death for fireflies since they need humidity. If you bring a firefly in a container with holes into your nice dry house it will desiccate. I saw a commercial on tv for e-toys where this father buys a special firefly house for his son so they could have some father/son bonding, the firefly house had a mesh screen. The father more or less bought a firefly death-trap!!! You want to keep in as much humidity as you can. Like I said, they don't need much air, so keep the lid on tight and change the apple slice every two days, the firefly should be fine.
Bah, like it is so difficult to maintain a decent humidity in a screened container with solid sides.
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Wish we had a good amount of fireflies in SC. Where I am, I've seen about 3 in the last 10 years...

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