So, let's say that hypothetically, I'm trying to build a colony of Orius insidiosus, but I'm having some ridiculous problems regarding reproductive diapause. We've upped the photoperiod, temperatures, humidity, and virtually replicated past successful colonies. Can anyone think of some reasons that we might be having some issues getting this group- or any other colony of bugs- to reproduce. Green bean is the oviposition substrate... I'm just kind of stumped. Maybe I'm missing something obvious? Hmm.
Disclaimer: Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.