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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
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StephGTx
Jan 28, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Is the design of a butterfly house specific? Are they size, length, height, color,
entrance specific ? Blinking Confused
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 29, 2012 6:04 AM CST
I don't know for certain. Sheila probably will. I've had this one for awhile but not really sure any bfs ever used it ... and we have lots of bfs around here.


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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jan 29, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Did you mean a house to raise butterfly caterpillars in? If you're talking about a house for adult butterflies...well, instead of a butterfly 'house', I'd just include plants in the garden that butterflies like...the nectar plants and the host plants. With the nectar plants, you provide nectar for the adult butterfly. On the host plants, the butterflies might lay eggs, then the caterpillars feed on the host plant until it's ready to pupate.
http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml
There are lists of plants elsewhere on the forum you posted on.
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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 29, 2012 2:41 PM CST
I was inquiring about a BF hose like the one that Tee posted a pic of above. I have lots of nectar and host plants. I was thinking mostly the house could give them a place to overwinter in if needed.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 29, 2012 2:48 PM CST
I have honestly never seen one in my bf house but people tell me that they do use them. They also tell me that sometimes wasps build nests in them too and then the bfs won't go in (smart).
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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 29, 2012 3:11 PM CST
Sad wasp Sad Maybe I won't put one up then Thumbs down
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 29, 2012 3:16 PM CST
Something to consider if you're plagued with lots of wasps.

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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 29, 2012 3:19 PM CST
Not plagued just very allergic Sad
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 29, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Ugh. I have someone very allergic to bees here too.

BTW, I like the way you made the butterfly. I have to remember that. })i({
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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 29, 2012 7:09 PM CST
Lovey dubby
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 30, 2012 3:23 AM CST
Very cool. Smiling Now if I can just remember it. Hilarious!
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Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Jan 31, 2012 10:21 PM CST
Stephanie.....Dale Clark said in a seminar on what bfs do in winter, basicallly not to waste money on them unless you wanted a decorative wasp nest.
If you want to encourage them, plant host plants they use.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 1, 2012 4:28 AM CST
Or display them or put them with decorative bird houses and such. I love my barn wood bf house but not for use by bfs. Green Grin!
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