Post Archives 27/08/19Mutual coevolution in Müllerian mimicry? Arguably, new data suggest yes 20/08/19“Deep learning on butterfly phenotypes tests evolution’s oldest mathematical model” 07/02/19Speciation: a Few Big Genes or Many Little Ones? 15/08/18Montpellier Evolution 2018 – Heliconius talks and posters 19/07/18Selfie with lab visitor Carlos Arias, with Nate Edelman and Neil Rosser 24/05/18Complete Neotropical butterfly list + type photos celebrates 7th birthday 18/05/18Come and roost with us in Montpellier with the Evolution meetings! 30/03/18Butterfly genome citations 15/03/18Heliconius meeting Montpellier Aug 23-25 2018 15/02/18Heliconius eratosignis, a cryptic sister species of Heliconius demeter 02/12/171000 Heliconius genomes vs 1000 Anopheles gambiae genomes 24/11/17Oxford Expedition to Colombia, 1975 05/10/17Travelin’ men! Woody Benson, Larry Gilbert, Gerardo Lamas, & Keith Brown. December 1975 27/09/17More Photos from Riccardo Papa’s Heliconius lab in San Juan, Puerto Rico 26/09/17University of Puerto Rico closed, maybe for a month: news from Riccardo Papa’s Heliconius group 04/09/17Heliconius-themed cowboy boots from Austin, Texas 19/07/17Attempted hybridization in Heliconius 31/05/17Another case of interspecific hybridization? 17/03/17Illustrations of Heliconius mimicry genetics: what we do and don’t yet understand 07/02/17Nick Patterson developer of ABBA-BABA statistics 14/06/16Heliconius 2016 Sheffield 15/06/16Heliconius meeting Sheffield 2016 09/04/16New range maps 02/04/16Heliconius meeting 2016, Sheffield 13th-14th June 01/04/16Heliconius meeting logo 23/02/16Why the r-K form of the logistic constrains population ecology 17/11/15Why I hate the term model organism… 04/11/15Heliconius Meeting photos 04/08/15Mitochondrial genome of Heliconius melpomene sequenced! (Again) 30/06/15A British heliconian 30/06/15Do Heliconius speciate in sympatry? 13/06/15Is the type of Heliconius melpomene really a Heliconius erato? 09/06/15Doris caterpillars devouring a leaf 08/05/1510th Heliconius Meeting 12/03/15Heliconius meeting update 27/01/15Dryas iulia 13/01/15Announcement of Panama Heliconius Meeting 2015 23/07/14Response to comments about hybrid zone genomics 04/07/14Phylogenetics: finding out how genes and species are related 03/07/14Asymmetric butterflies 29/06/14Building organisms 09/04/14Registration for Heliconius meeting 2014 02/03/14Planning well underway for Jungles to Genomes 06/01/14From Jungles to Genomes: Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 26/11/13Absurdly complete new butterfly bibliography 01/04/13Two more Heliconius hybrids 11/09/13JournalPub: Turner 1979 – Evolution not Revolution 26/08/13Find Heliconius genes on OrthoDB 16/08/13JournalPub! Mallet and Barton 1989 23/07/13A bit of history 19/07/13Males have no taste… 16/07/13Boston meeting photo 16/07/13Heliconius Biology 2013: Final Programme 02/07/13New paper: genetics of red pattern elements in Heliconius erato and Heliconius melpomene 11/06/13Do Neruda and Laparus stand outside Heliconius? Tpi intron sequencing, 2006… 28/05/13Upgrade 2013 28/05/13Chemical Ecology 23/04/13Nicola Nadeau paper most cited! 13/03/13Consortium Meeting 13/03/13Mimicry in NY Times! 08/03/13Consortium, H.G. 2012 18/02/13Mimicry among Heliconius biologists 21/01/13Aligning Heliconius short read sequences 19/01/13Hip-hop Heliconius 07/01/13Introgression: Brower’s criticisms. Part II. 07/01/13Introgression: Brower’s criticisms. Part I. 21/10/12Ducks probably hybridize even more than Heliconius 27/08/12Heliconius doris emerging 27/08/12Morning sun 03/07/12Transcriptomics in BMC 16/05/12Genome sequence published! 16/05/12More Heliconius in the media 18/04/12Genome sequence on GenBank 11/04/12Names of Heliconius erato and Heliconius melpomene subspecies in Central America and Colombia 21/03/122012 meeting 16/02/12Heliconius genome-targeted ads 01/02/12Heliconius spotted on Mysterious Island 19/11/11The red eye gene 30/08/11The complexities of a supergene 11/08/11Darwin and Heliconius (a brief reprise) 14/04/11Heliconius doris laying eggs 15/05/11Band uses Heliconius for publicity 04/08/11Neil Rosser’s maps (preliminary versions) 31/03/11PhD advertisement, UCL, 1993 — Heliconius genetics 07/12/10Muller’s original Mullerian mimicry paper 27/07/10A couple of new papers 11/07/10Butterflies on the prairies 19/06/10Genome update 01/06/10Gregarious larvae 16/04/10Pupation! 14/04/10The genome is on its way – Second HGC meeting 18/11/09Pollen load 12/11/09Second HGC Meeting 09/11/09Heliconius hecale melicerta 04/11/09Gregarious roost 04/11/09Hanging from one another 04/11/09Roosting erato 2 04/11/09Roosting erato 16/10/09Genome data now up to 11x 02/10/09Artificial feeders
I’m breeding heilconius erato petiravana, I have the south texas population that has been breed for over 12 years within the same genetic pool. I have a nice group of breeders at about 100 adults. I saw your photo of your artificial feeders. They look interesting. Is it possible to tell me how they are made. Looks like straws in a plastic cup. and what is your nectar formula.
The feeders are indeed just plastic straws pushed into a plastic cup. I push them into the cup and then use a scalpel to cut them off to size across the top. We use about 10% sugar solution and add a couple of scoopfuls of ‘Critical Care Formula’ which is a food supplement for rearing birds (about 1%). It seems to work as a pollen supplement. Is your erato stock derived from Larry Gilbert’s collections in Costa Rica?