need of Gulf Fritillary
MWalker at gensym.com
Thu Feb 11 12:48:52 EST 1999
Paul Cherubini wrote:
> Pierre A Plauzoles wrote:
> > What Rick wrote may be true, but there is something else you should
> > consider: the gulf fritillary is pretty frost-sensitive. For that
> > reason, it should be kept in a controlled-temperature environment,
> > especially this winter, with temperatures that won't fry or freeze it.
> > Likewise the passionvine itself.
> The person requesting the gulf fritillary livestock appears to live in the
> Los Angeles Basin
> area where Gulf Fritillaries and their passion vine host plants have a
> decades long history
> of surviving the winters without a major problem. No need for "temperature
> environments" unless a rare intrusion of Arctic air arrives -- that
> happens roughly once
> every 5-15 years and usually in December or January.
Actually, we've been freezing our butts off down here this winter.
Yesterday, once again, there was quite a layer of frost on the roof of my
car as it sits about two miles from the Pacific Ocean. One day in January,
I was stunned to find that a two-inch solid chunk of ice had formed in an
upside down trash can lid. Lots of moisture, but way too cold for this
x-Vermonter. I wonder how the leps will fare this spring...
Mission Viejo, CA
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