Feb, 29 | 2016

William Camacho worked as a laborer in a biological research station near the village of Las Horquetas, Costa Rica, when he learned from a visiting scientist of the possibility of breeding butterfly pupae for export (just as a moth caterpillar spins a cocoon, a butterfly caterpillar spins a pupa, or pupae in the plural). With the guidance of a technical manual that he obtained from his...

Feb, 20 | 2016

I was fortunate enough to visit CRES in the beginning of January of 2016. This was my first trip to Costa Rica and I was excited to see what the country and this company had to offer. I am the entomologist/assistant curator at the new exhibit.

Butterfly Pavillion in Buena Park, California, and I was visiting to get to know breeders and exporters better to supply our large exhibit. I...

Feb, 12 | 2016

We live in a rapidly decaying world. From global warming and depletion of the ozone; deforestation, fouled air and water and species extinction; the absence of coherent political leadership and the decay of whole societies in general, the human species is confronting a slew of hugely complex issues.  In our incessant quest for food, shelter and the raw materials necessary to maintain our...