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Buckeye Ladies

So my hopes of raising a second generation of Buckeye caterpillars were dashed when all my butterflies turned out to be ladies. Nonetheless, the transformation has been fun to observe in this dreary winter. The caterpillars one by one made their way to a spot in the enclosure and spun their sticky silk, After 16 […]


Since the winter was getting a bit bleak I decided to add some life into my home and ordered Buckeye larvae from Shady Oak Butterfly Farm. I eagerly awaited them on a bitterly cold day, and unpacked the lovely box with clear instructions about the contents (2 host plants, 1 pop-up cage, nectar mix and […]

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