Fresh Sheet – March 16, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   This week our shipment comes to us from Costa Rica, and among various species of butterflies we will also receive a handful of Monarchs, Danaus plexippus.People really love this species and we rarely get it. The Monarchs in the U.S., Canada and...

Fresh Sheet – March 9, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   In the spirit of our “zoom in” campaign, this week we encourage everyone to take a closer look at our Caligo memnon, or the Owl butterfly, as it is more commonly known. Owl butterflies are perfect candidates for observation while...

Fresh Sheet – March 2, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   This week we are getting pupae from Malaysia, including ten Atlas Moths. Our vendor will attempt to send us primarily male moths, per our request. To do so they would have to sex the pupae for us. With a reproduction exhibit on the way,...

Fresh Sheet – February 23, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   This week we got a small number of Siderone nemesis, the Red-Striped Leafwing. Perhaps they are called nemesis because they don’t like to open their wings, which means photographers may find it challenging to capture their striking...

Fresh Sheet – February 16, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   Here comes the sunshine, or as close as we can get it by receiving our pupae from somewhere warm.Included in this week’s shipment are small numbers of two sulfur butterflies: Phoebis sennae, the Cloudless Sulfur and Anteos clorinde, the...

Sea Star Crossed Lovers: How Do Sea Stars Mate?

PacSci Perspectives   Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there is romance in the air…er, in the water at Pacific Science Center. Our Living Exhibits staff noticed something in our Salt Water Tide Pool recently, which is an event we seldom see among the...
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