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FOR SALE, Cecropia Moth cocoons

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Hyalophora cecropia --  Cecropia Moth cocoons for sale.  This is the largest insect in North America.

I have weighed all of the cocoons to allow you to make an informed guess at the gender of the cocoons you purchase.  All of the cocoons have a viable weight.  The cocoons that are the lightest are likely to be male, while the heaviest are likely to be female.   I do not guarantee the gender for any of the cocoons.  I just provide the weight classes so that you can gamble on the gender.  I will not open cocoons and I will not make adjustments if you open the cocoons to determine the gender or if a moth turns out to not have the gender you expected.  

Pricing for Cecropia Moth cocoons.  Prices for these cocoons increase as their relative weight increases, with category A being the lightest category that I offer for sale.  There are generally far more males than females in silkmoth populations, so the heavier cocoons, the ones most likely to be females, are more expensive. 

                     original total     available      price        likely gender _____________________________________________________________________

Category 0:          24                  0                n/a          smallest male (I do not sell these)

Category A:         41                 32             $7.00        small male

Category B:         41                 15             $8.00        mid-size male

Category C:         34                 2            $9.00        large male, smallest female

PURCHASE LIMITS:  You can order only two cocoons total from the categories below, and these must be from two different categories.  If you buy 10 or more cocoons above (Categories A + B + C = 10 or more) you will be given an opportunity to order 1 cocoon from Category H; Category H is available only by this offer.

Category D:         20                 8            $10.00       larger male, small female

Category E:         14                 1             $11.00      small female, largest male

Category F:          13                 0             $12.00      mid-size female

Category G;           6                  0            $13.00       large female

Category H:          12                 (1)              $24.00          largest female (available only with offer under Category C)

TOTALS:           205              65

NOTE:  PLEASE ADD $5.00 USPS shipping for your entire order, including any other species I am offering in my other ads (my other ads will all have the same posting date and no photo).   U.S.A. orders only, please.  Please do not send money until I have confirmed your order.  You can order cocoons from any combination of weight categories but these categories will not be kept separate within the shipment.

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