Fresh Sheet – December 1, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this shipment from El Salvador, we have a nice variety of butterflies, including a small complement of Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho). Of the 18 we’re receiving, 10 of them were listed on our invoice as “small.” Since the...

Fresh Sheet – November 17, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s shipment, we have a nice crop of the Julia Longwing butterfly, one that seems to have gotten its common name from a typo. Sometimes we may see this butterfly listed by the Latin name Dryas julia, but actually its name...

Fresh Sheet – October 27, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   From Costa Rica this week, we have 29 different species represented in the single shipment! Overall, we get the most diversity from our Costa Rica vendors. This may be related to how the different suppliers farm their pupae. Most of our vendors...

Fresh Sheet – October 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The pupae this week are coming to us from Malaysia. We often end up with little reminders about the world where our butterflies are coming from and this week is one of those. Malaysia is experiencing monsoon levels of rain that are wreaking havoc...

Fresh Sheet – July 14, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week, we continue to explore the pupal life stage of a butterfly. We previously discussed pupae that wiggle and what a pupa looks like right before a butterfly is about to emerge. This week, we talk anatomy. Viewers of our emerging window...
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