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Old 04-07-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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I wanted to share a few Butterfly Recipes, though many of you probably have most of these already:

Monarch Tempura
3 dozen Monarch butterflies
(Just kidding! Keep reading. . .)

Salt/Mineral Puddlestop from Jim Donovan
(Please credit him if you share this--he was very generous to share this with me and I wouldn't want him to think it's unappreciated!)
1 lb of soil 1
[strike]cup of salt
[/strike](see post #2 below)
2 cups of wood ash
You can modify the concentrations and see what works best in attracting butterflies.
Since it is high in salt do not place it directly on any plants
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(This is meant to be kept moist in a shallow container.)

Butterfly Paint
1 very ripe, mashed banana
1 bottle of beer
c. molasses
Mixed together and painted on trees or left in shallow dishes, this will attract butterflies in daytime and moths at night. It's also a great decoy for wasps, bees and flies during picnics.


Butterfly Brew
1 bottle of beer
1 banana
2-4 Tablespoons of brown sugar/molasses
cup of raisins
2-4 apple slices
Homogenize the mixture in a blender and store it in a loosely capped bottle for several days. Once the mixture has fermented it is ready for use. For moths, liberally brush on tree trunks. To attract butterflies, soak a sponge in a bowl and place it in broken sunlight or open shade. A slight breeze will broadcast the aroma.


I have a few more, but I've got to find them. . .
Hopefully others will have different recipes to share
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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Oops!
I was just informed that salts are no longer recommended for butterflies.
Sorry about that,
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
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Monarch Tempura
3 dozen Monarch butterflies
(Just kidding! Keep reading. . .)
:eek: ROFLMAO!
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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Another person making a funny! This is great. You are going to be keeping everyone on their toes.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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That first recipe is exactly what came to my mind, when I saw the title of this thread.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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You got me. I read the Monarch Tempura and my first thought was to leave this thread very fast. I leaned in for a closer look and read 3 dozen monarch butterflies and gasped. You must be a professional writer to get people to stick their faces into their screens to see if what they're reading is for real. I am very interested in your butterfly brew. Thanks for giving us the recipe.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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Another person making a funny!
Seeeeee, this is such a fun place we keep attracting more and more interesting people. . .
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:10 PM   #8
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LOL ... I'm going to try these. How long to they "keep"?
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:36 AM   #9
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Love it I saved the recipes, thanks for sharing this information.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:00 AM   #10
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Going to try the "paint" today. i saw my first butterfly thursday in the garden !
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