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  non plant question..any entamologists out there?
From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.31 at 17:01:09(6654)
Please forgive my spelling (entamologists?), as well as this question since it is totally off subject...

A friend of mine, became interested in raising catapillers/butterflies after growing "butterfly attracting" plants.

She has been raising the catapillers on an artificial diet, which is fairly expensive....

I am convinced that this "artificial diet" can probably be made by someone in their kitchen (am I right?).

If anyone out there has any experience in doing this or has any idea where the information could be found, please let me know.....

Much appreciation in advance. (I got so lucky with the GA3 info, I thought I would roll the dice here).

Marc Burack

From: Shady Character Mark shadycharactermark at yahoo.com> on 2001.06.01 at 12:07:35(6667)
Hi, Marc
Please contact me directly with more specific
information if you can about what she's rearing. I
may be able to put her in touch with someone who knows
what she can do.


From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2001.06.01 at 12:39:09(6672)
Some friends have an insect farm , and a good web site . They may be able to
help, go to
From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.06.02 at 08:16:26(6680)

Artificial Diets for caterpillars? No problem!

If you subscribe free to The Butterfly Farmers' Mailing List you can get the
answer on their chat line - http://butterfly breeders.org. or get "the
best" book on Butterfly Breeding Book mentioned there from

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