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    The Dangerous World of Butterflies

    I saw the author of this book on The Daily Show tonight:

    THE DANGEROUS WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES


    http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Worl...5305108&sr=8-1

    It seems that to John Stewart and the author it's somehow sinister to be a butterfly collector, at least that's the impression I got. I did my time collecting and mounting butterflies and insects a few years back (mantids mainly). Is it really that "weird" to make Riker mounts? I sold a lot of mine to people at work and my dad still has my stick insect and mantids on his wall.
    I believe I've Riker mounted every butterfly on the cover of this book and hundreds more besides... Does that make me the new Dr. Evil?

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    Insted of pinning them, i raise them i currently just have Painted lady caterpillars
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    They were talking about the smuggling of endangered species. There are poachers collecting and selling these on the black market for very large amounts of money.
    Feed me Seymour.

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    oh
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizasaur
    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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    Yes, "technically" the book discusses those collectors breaking Cites but the interview while of course being over the top and silly, still insinuates there was something "wrong" with collecting them in general. I plan to check out the book.

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