Monthly Archives: August 2017

Don’t give up!

Things go wonderfully well in our indoor rearing area and then disaster happens. Caterpillars die. Chrysalises pupate deformed. Adults don’t emerge or emerge crippled. It’s easy to want to give up. Hang in there! Remember, nature is against you. It … Continue reading

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Caterpillars and pet tick medication

Can pets with tick medication and caterpillars co-exist in the same home? Yes, they can. These medications are actually pesticides/insecticides. They are safe for mammals but not for insects. The different active ingredients in different brands work by various methods. … Continue reading

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Why do so many butterflies die?

In nature, butterflies have so many enemies, from egg through adult. Why? Math is the answer. Simple math. Check it out here.

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