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Swallowtail Butterflies

Method also applies to other species such as
Monarchs, Mourning Cloaks, etc..

Handpairing Swallowtail Butterflies CD 

Hand-pairing butterflies is the best way to manage and control butterfly breeding, enabling the commercial breeder or enthusiast to ensure healthy stock from known adults just when you need it.

In this video demonstration, butterfly expert Nigel Venters demonstrates just how easy it is to hand-pair Swallowtail butterflies.

Nigel's method works equally well with other species, including Monarchs, Mourning Cloaks, etc..

Several versions of the 20-minute handpairing video are availiable in popular movie formats:

  • MPEG1 (.mpg) : 352 x 240 pixels
  • MPEG2 (.mpg) : 640 x 480 pixels
  • Real (.rm) : 320 x 240 pixels
  • MPEG4 : 640 x 480 pixels
  • FLV (Flash) : 640 x 480 pixels
  • AVI : 640 x 480 pixels

The download page contains links to all available formats.

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