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 – November 10, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   We have Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth) cocoons in this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia. These large, beautiful moths can be quite easy to find resting on a tree branch during the day and they always delight our guests. Have you ever...

RIP Esteban, Our Beloved Boa

PacSci Perspectives Our boa constrictor Esteban passed away yesterday. Esteban was being seen by the veterinarian for multiple health issues, including an enlarged heart. We were in the process of understanding the root causes of his problem, while simultaneously...

Fresh Sheet – November 3, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s shipment of pupae, once again we have a species we’ve never received before. This newest species from El Salvador is Consul excellens (Black-veined Leafwing). Guests may notice that Consul excellens is similar to its...

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...
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