Advertisement OK as you can tell I have a moth of the Cecropia species. Well I saw it on the grass and picked it up and saw some eggs, so I took it inside and put it in a large kritter keeper with some grass. I looked about 2 hours later and there are eggs under her and in alot of other places on top of the grass. SO I'm just going to let her lay her eggs, and I think she'll just end up dying after that so I don't have to worry about her. SO how long does it take the eggs to hatch? Also what will the caterpillars eat, I've heard that they will eat maple. If so well i'm good because I have 2 trees of maple in my yard. Also how many can I keep in a large kritter keeper. I know now that they will be small when they hatch so I'll be good for ahwile but, they can get to like 5 inches. Any help at all would be appreciated.