We are having a crisis in the butterfly breeding lab. We have been caring for over 1,000 caterpillars from the five species that we are attempting to do restoration work with. They are dying at an alarming rate. The good news is that we know what the immediate cause of death is: a bacterial infection. The bad news is that we have a bacterial outbreak in the lab. Posting to the blog may be a bit thin for the next little while here, though I will try provide periodic updates. I have some ideas about how to solve the problem. I hope that we are not too late in the sense that all of our current stock is infected and therefore doomed. More (and, I hope, better) news as I get it.