Tried to post on Journey North, but kept getting 'server error'. Will try again soon.
29 of my original 32 hatchlings are doing well, most at 2nd instar. Of the three fatalities, 2 hatchlings died their first day, the other the second day - unsure of cause(s). Hate it when that happens.
I, too, would be interested in hearing about your rearing set-up. Although it's time-consuming, I've found the greatest success in rearing in individual containers (large clear plastic glasses, paper towel rubber-banded over the top, fresh leaves daily, or more often as needed). This year, also prepping a predator-free screen house to rear on live plants outside. Going to check out the Rearing forum for info, too.