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International Treasure Trove Discovered Right Here At The Cockrell Butterfly Center! (Kind of….)

                When we work in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, we often talk to guests from many different countries around the world, but most of the time there is no way for us to know just how far our patrons have come. Recently we got a glimpse into the travels of our patrons in the midst of a very dirty job.                 The pool on the Cenote level of the Butterfly Center is frequently used as a…

#CitizenScience – Join our Butterfly Experiment!

Have you seen a numbered butterfly in the Cockrell Butterfly Center today? We’re doing a longevity study to see how long the butterflies in our center are living. If you see a butterfly with a number on it, snap a picture and post it on Instagram with the tag #CBCStudy so that we can see it! Those who don’t use Instagram can email us a photo instead. Make sure to include the date you saw the butterfly in your caption so that…

Bell peppers, bananas and beer: the Cockrell Butterfly Center’s Grocery List

Take a look at this list. You are probably thinking, "ok, someone's shopping list, so what?". What if I told you that most of these things are not even for human consumption, but for butterflies, reptiles, and other various insects? You'd probably think I'm crazy! Well, you're not alone. Have you ever bought Guinness at 8:00 am on a weekday? Or had a ton of produce rung up leading the cashier to comment "wow, aren't you healthy!", only to reply,…

Butterfly Chrysalises

The chrysalis can be considered the most mysterious stage in the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Chrysalises are the pupal form of the butterfly that follows directly after the larval (caterpillar) stage. Chrysalises are often mistakenly referred to as "cocoons." Cocoons are actually the silk casing that some moths (and a few other insects) construct around their naked pupa. The word chrysalis originates from the greek word, chrysós (χρυσός) for gold. The term is derived from the metallic or gold coloration found on many chrysalises. Some…

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