Looking for Leps

Anne Kilmer viceroy at gate.net
Mon Sep 13 22:18:09 EDT 1999

Well, that was the reason for the hurricane crack. This is a big one,
too. Think of all the stuff Butterfly World will let loose. That's just
a big screen room, full of butterflies that eat bananas, palms, all
sorts of goodies. 
Anne Kilmer
South Florida

"James J. Kruse" wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Anne Kilmer wrote:
> > Would you, as a particular favor to me, not bring gypsy moths into
> > Florida? If you want to study them, go where they are.
> ---------------->
> > mtb wrote:
> > >
> > > I am working at the University of Florida, and am interested in using
> > > the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) and saltmarsh caterpillar
> > > (Estigmene acrea) for some pathogenesis experiments.
> In areas where ecologically dangerous study organisms such as gypsy moth
> do not occur officially (Florida is officially uninfested), there is a
> USDA requirement to have a permitted quarantine facility which is
> inspected regularly. I think/hope Alison or her major professor know this.
> I have reared thousands, if not, tens of thousands in the UW Madison
> quarantine facility, and if they are built correctly (negative pressure
> blowers, double doors, etc) there is virtually no danger of accidental
> release. Some may not find any of this comforting.
> Cheers!
> Jim Kruse
> University of California at Berkeley
> Dept. of Environ Sci, Policy and Mgmt.
> Div. of Insect Biology
> 201 Wellman Hall
> Berkeley, California, 94720-3112
> Voice: (510) 642-7410    Fax: (510) 642-7428
> http://nature.Berkeley.EDU/sperlinglab/kruse.html

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