Tips for Rearing OE Free Monarchs for Outreach and Education
In our lab, we often rear hundreds of monarchs for our research on OE (pictured below). Through the years, we've learned what to do to maintain healthy (non-infected) populations. Here are some tips to i for maintaining parasite-free monarchs.
Please do not use these instructions if you are planning on participating in Project Monarch Health, as the point of the project is to gauge the natural prevalence of OE in the environment. If you are planning on rearing monarchs for the purpose of participating in Project Monarch Health, please see Monitoring to find specific instructions about rearing.