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Mrs.Nameko
Dec 16, 2015

Mushrooms are the internet of the forest!

So walking home today this leaf jumped up at me a scared the crap out of me! Upon closer inspection it was a moth. Unfortunately this male Polyphemus moth has one of his wings pretty badly damaged. Is there anything I can do to help? He is very much alive and quite feisty! There are a few tutorials online for making a prosthetic wing attachment. but I don't know....

What should I do!

Mrs.Nameko fucked around with this message at 20:57 on Jun 4, 2016

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Tumble
Jun 24, 2003
I'm not thinking of anything!


Mrs.Nameko posted:

So walking home today this leaf jumped up at me a scared the crap out of me! Upon closer inspection it was a moth. Unfortunately this male Polyphemus moth has one of his wings pretty badly damaged. Is there anything I can do to help? He is very much alive and quite feisty! There are a few tutorials online for making a prosthetic wing attachment. but I don't know....

What should I do!



I'd say it's goners if you don't keep it yourself and let it live in a cage.

Unfortunately moths and butterflies are VERY sensitive to wing damage.

Tumble fucked around with this message at 02:33 on Jun 5, 2016

Haji
Nov 15, 2005

Haj Paj

Mrs.Nameko posted:

male Polyphemus moth

Good on you. You actually know his gender! Hopefully he's already fertilized some eggs. I would definitely keep him as a pet too. Even with the damaged wing he's gorgeous.

Ferryll
Sep 16, 2013

<3



Yeah. I volunteer at a butterfly house and we take any injured butterflies and gently move them into the bushes. ...to die a quiet hopefully peaceful death away from the view of onlookers and potential kids with sticks.
(I love my job except for kids who blatantly disobey the one rule of the butterfly house - Do not touch the drat butterflies! )

Mrs.Nameko
Dec 16, 2015

Mushrooms are the internet of the forest!

I was not able to keep him. However! I had some very lightweight yet stiff crepe material floating around my craft stuff so I made him some new wings! All I had was white though. A successful take off was had!!! I hope got to meet up with a few more chick moths!


Haji
Nov 15, 2005

Haj Paj

Mrs.Nameko posted:

I was not able to keep him. However! I had some very lightweight yet stiff crepe material floating around my craft stuff so I made him some new wings! All I had was white though. A successful take off was had!!! I hope got to meet up with a few more chick moths!




Aren't you clever. I like it.

Hypha
Sep 13, 2008



Mrs.Nameko posted:

I was not able to keep him. However! I had some very lightweight yet stiff crepe material floating around my craft stuff so I made him some new wings! All I had was white though. A successful take off was had!!! I hope got to meet up with a few more chick moths!




You're great.

Reik
Mar 8, 2004


Mrs.Nameko posted:

I was not able to keep him. However! I had some very lightweight yet stiff crepe material floating around my craft stuff so I made him some new wings! All I had was white though. A successful take off was had!!! I hope got to meet up with a few more chick moths!




This is amazing.

The Big Whoop
Oct 12, 2012

Learning Disabilities: Cat Edition


Mrs.Nameko posted:

I was not able to keep him. However! I had some very lightweight yet stiff crepe material floating around my craft stuff so I made him some new wings! All I had was white though. A successful take off was had!!! I hope got to meet up with a few more chick moths!




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Three-Phase
Aug 5, 2006

by zen death robot


That actually worked? Good for him except it's not the best campflauge but still beats being stuck unable to fly.

Kerfuffle
Aug 16, 2007

The sky calls to us~


Mrs.Nameko posted:

I was not able to keep him. However! I had some very lightweight yet stiff crepe material floating around my craft stuff so I made him some new wings! All I had was white though. A successful take off was had!!! I hope got to meet up with a few more chick moths!






best twist ending possible

LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in



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May 27, 2008

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