About Our Butterflies
Our butterfly displays were featured on FRINGE: Season 1, Episode 9: The Dreamscape
Original Air Date—25 November 2008
Butterfly Breeding Enclosure in Western Colombia
Butterfly farm in Monte Verde, Costa Rica
|All of the framed Real Butterfly specimens at Butterfly & Nature Gift Store are raised on butterfly farms which help to preserve valuable rainforest habitat by providing villagers an alternate income other than clearing virgin tropical rainforest. Raising insects to sell is the only incentive some indigenous peoples have to save their tropical forests. These unique, handcrafted butterfly items display Real Butterflies for best visibility of their striking natural colors and shapes. These real butterfly displays are perfect for beautiful and environmentally friendly gifts, artistic displays, teachers, scientists and private collectors. Every item comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity” which explains the butterfly’s origins and how your
purchase helped to save our rainforests!
Butterflies are raised on butterfly farms expressly for lifetime preservation and have lived their entire lifespan of about 30 days. The butterfly specimens are from butterfly and insect farms in
In the wild, less than 7% of butterfly eggs will survive to adulthood. In contrast, captive breeding programs on butterfly farms achieve 70%-90% survival rates. Based on a 70% survival rate, butterfly farms can produce 2450 specimens from an average female Birdwing butterfly in just three generations! These figures give you an idea of just how reproductive the insect world is.
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