Info Share – Let’s Talk About Butterflies!

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IBBA Info Share is an opportunity to meet others that raise butterflies, to make connections as well as get questions answered, and learn some tricks & tips from other breeders.

Info Share is one of many IBBA Membership perks. To participate in Info Share or view past sessions, you must be an IBBA member. To become an IBBA member, please click New Member Application. To renew membership, click here.

Get out your calendar!  Below you’ll find our 2024 schedule of Info Share topics you don’t want to miss!

When: Second Monday of every month at 8pm EST
Where: Online Zoom

2024 Info Share Schedule 

March: Plant Preparedness
April: Start Clean & Stay Clean SOP’s
May:  Acquiring Breeding Stock from The Wild
June: Successful Moth Breeding
July: Prolong Milkweed and Host Plant Availability
August: Dealing With Diseases
September: Overwintering Stock & Shutting Down
October: Monarch Migration and Tagging
November: No Info Share (Trip or Convention)
December – No Info Share (Holiday Break)

Monarch SOPs and Testing for Oe

We are discussing standard operating procedures for raising monarchs – testing for Oe – identifying Oe – optimal conditions for rearing caterpillars and more. Videos of testing for Oe as well as what you see through the lens of the microscope are included. Led by Jachus Sundby and Connie Hodsdon

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“Raising Monarchs | How to Do it Right” Video Series

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A step by step video tutorial on the basics of rearing monarch butterflies. In this 6 video series, you will learn how to properly pair monarch butterflies, collect their eggs, wash their eggs, mount pupae, check for OE, and more!

Help Save Oyamel Fir Trees and Their Monarchs

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Illegal logging activities in Mexican butterfly sanctuaries are destroying the Oyamel Fir trees that migrating monarchs need to survive. Habitat loss along the entire monarch butterfly migratory route has decreased size of Mexico’s monarch overwintering sites by at least 84% over the last 20 years.


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IBBA Continuing Education Program

The IBBA will be providing breeder-specific courses for raising healthy butterflies. Upon completion of a continuing education course, you will be entitled to display the IBBA Continuing Education Seal. Courses are FREE to members unless stated otherwise.

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