Raising butterflies at home?

If you are raising butterflies at home, there are are several facebook groups that has tips. Everyone shares what works best for them.

Facebook: Caterpillar to Butterfly

We also share tips (and special offers) on Butterfly Conservation Supplies.

Which do you like better?  White or black mesh?  You can see through black mesh better than white mesh.

Which do you like better?  White or black mesh?  You can see through black mesh better than white mesh.  

 

Mesh of a window screen is on the left.  Mesh from a popup habitat from Butterfly Conservation Supplies is on the right.  Parasitoids are stopped by this fine mesh.

 

If you have to move a J’ing caterpillar (pre-pupa) or a soft chrysalis, you can use clothespins to hold them until they pupate and/or harden.

 

What does your rearing setup look like? 

 

Larger popup habitats can be used standing up or laying down.  

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