Our butterflies have …

Butterflies from Shady Oak have been used in quite a few different research projects.

The Reppert Lab’s studies on Monarch migration.

Dr. Richard Stringer’s MRI studies on Monarch chrysalises.

Mosquito spray testing in south Florida used caterpillars and butterflies supplied by Shady Oak Butterfly Farm.

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm shipped thousands and thousands of Monarch eggs for studies of the effect of Bt corn pollen on Monarch caterpillars. This resulted in the destruction at least one strain of Bt corn that proved to have an adverse affect.

Metamorphosis, by Illustra Media, used Monarch chrysalis shells, various species of butterfly eggs, caterpillars, host plants, and more that were grown at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm.

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