Butterfly Farming Articles
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Butterfly Business Butterfly Species  Cages, Exhibits, Shipping & Releasing
Equipment & Safety Butterfly Breeding A Butterfly Assortment
Butterfly Plants & Food

Butterfly Business
Using Wholesale Livestock to Increase Your Income Linda Rogers
Managing Your Inventory --
Planning Percentage Losses in Each Stage of the Lifecycle
Linda Rogers, Jacob Groth,
Melanie McCarthy & Nigel Venters
Temperature Chart to Regulate Livestock Growth Nigel Venters
Commercial Butterfly Farmers Working With Funeral Directors Linda Rogers
A Day In The Life of a Butterfly Breeder Melanie McCarthy
Unsure About Butterfly Releases? - A Position Paper Melanie McCarthy
Linda Rogers

Equipment & Safety
Suggestions for Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) for Butterfly Farming Activities Linda Rogers
Making & Using a Butterfly Trap Nigel Venters
Baits and Traps for the Tropics Nigel Venters
A great galvanized folding tomato cage Linda Rogers
Building a Growing Cylinder Linda Rogers

Butterfly Species 
Hand-pairing Monarchs Nigel Venters
Keeping Monarchs Nigel Venters
Overwintering Monarchs in the Fridge Nigel Venters
Sexing Monarch Pupae Nigel Venters
Hanging Swallowtail Pupae Nigel Venters
Swallowtails: Raising/Breeding Tips Nigel Venters
Queens & Fritillaries Nigel Venters
The Red Admiral Nigel Venters
Raising Mourning Cloaks (Q&A) Nigel Venters & Melanie McCarthy

Butterfly Breeding
Raising Healthy Butterflies Linda Rogers & Nigel Venters
Cold Weather Regions: Breeding and Raising Melanie McCarthy
Collecting Eggs Melanie McCarthy
Eggs & Egg Washing Technique Melanie McCarthy
Off-plant Egg Laying! Nigel Venters
Pairing & Egg Production Nigel Venters
Nigel's Butterfly Nectar Recipe Nigel Venters
A warning to anyone using a 'tick killer' on their pet Melanie McCarthy
Production Systems# (8-page PDF* 14.7 MB) Jacob Groth
# The above article is also available in 4 x 2-page sections:
p1-2 (1.2 MB); p3-4 (2.8 MB); p5-6 (6.5 MB); p7-8 (4.7 MB).
Article on Disease Identification & Control:
Detection and Management of Microsporidia and Ophryocystis elecktroscirrha (OE) in Insect Rearing Laboratories
(PDF* file created from PowerPoint original.)
Frank M. Davis and
Amanda M. Lawrence
Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University
Dry Water in the Greenhouse (PDF* 360 KB)

D. Gary Geer

When The Diet Goes Bad...
A case study of the Southwestern Corn Borer moth
(PDF* 1.2 MB)
F, Davis and N. Krishnan
Irritating and time consuming pests (and treatment with Perimicarb) <NEW> Nigel Venters

Butterfly Plants & Food
Green Milkweed Linda Rogers
Buddleia (Quick Tip!) Nigel Venters
Growing the various Buddleia species Nigel Venters
Make your own Organic Liquid Fertilizer / Growth Enhancer!! Linda Rogers
Butterfly Delight Muffins & Butterfly Pie Puddles Linda Rogers

Cages, Exhibits, Shipping & Releasing
Outdoor Exhibits Melanie McCarthy
An example of a decorated display cage Melanie McCarthy
Larvae and Egg Shippers Linda Rogers
Shipping Foam Nigel Venters
Shipping Monarch Pupae Melanie McCarthy
Butterfly Release Customer Instruction documents Melanie McCarthy & Jacob Groth
Shipping Butterfly Eggs on Plant Material (PDF* 1.1 MB) Linda Rogers

A Butterfly Assortment
Nigel and Grace in the Amazon! Nigel Venters
Warning! Be on the lookout for Butterfly Bandits! Nigel Venters
Scientific Names - Classification and Nomenclature Paul Chesterfield

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Please visit our authors' websites.
Linda Rogers Timshell Farm www.timshellfarm.com
Melanie McCarthy The Monarchy www.themonarchy.com
Jacob Groth Swallowtail Farms www.swallowtailfarms.com
Frank M. Davis and Amanda M. Lawrence Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University www.irc.entomology.msstate.edu
D. Gary Geer