Fresh Sheet – April 15, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment is a big one from Costa Rica! We have a nice variety of species including some Longwing butterflies, several different Owl butterflies, the ever-popular Blue Morpho, the much-loved Monarch, and the Starry Night...

Fresh Sheet – April 1, 2017

PacSci Perspectives This week, our shipment includes 80 paper kite butterflies (Idea leuconoe). These butterflies were once the primary subjects of a longevity study we undertook at Pacific Science Center. In the study, butterflies were marked on their wings and then...

Animal Adoptions Update: Welcome Basil!

PacSci Perspectives Iggy the iguana was Pacific Science Center’s first resident foster animal when Animal Care began an animal adoption program two years ago from Seattle Animal Shelter. In mid-January, Iggy found her forever home with a wonderful family. Since...

Fresh Sheet – February 18, 2017

PacSci Perspectives This week’s pupae shipment is an owlapalooza! We have four different butterflies this week that all are commonly referred to as owl butterflies: Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl), Opsiphanes quiteria...

Fresh Sheet – February 11, 2017

PacSci Perspectives Our pupae shipment this week includes two of the chrysalises most often confused with earrings. Both the Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing) and the Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing) make a chrysalis that is a shiny metallic gold. They...
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