Raising Oe Free Monarchs
By Rose Franklin
Rose Franklin’s Perennials Monarchs-And-Milkweed.com
Oe is the abbreviation for Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (pronounced O-free-us-sis-tus electra-sceer-rah). While many refer to Oe as a disease, it is not a bacterial, fungal, or viral disease. Oe is a microscopic protozoan (a one-celled organism) parasite. Oe is neither a plant nor animal, but it is a living thing, a living thing that has many of the same characteristics as animals.