Post by bartcoppens on Jan 16, 2019 10:56:36 GMT -8
Dear members, Some of you may already know me, and some may not. I'm Bart and I have a small Youtube channel about Lepidoptera. It started as a casual hobby because I like to talk about insects, but currently I have a modest amount of subscribers, for such a specific topic.
A link to a more recent video:
While I am more of a breeder than a collector, this has slowly started to change since I started working in the insect collection of a natural history museum, and now I upload videos of both live insects and interesting specimens. Furthermore, in a few weeks time, I will experience the first collecting trip in my life in Cambodia, where I aim to make many videos of the collecting operations and upload them when I arrive back to the Netherlands, my home country.
YouTube is and was a casual hobby for me, but in 2019 I hope to see some serious improvements after posting silly stuff for a few years, including better editing and camera equipment (although there probably will be silly stuff too ) Regards from Bart, and if you are interested, I also have a website about breeding: breedingbutterflies.com/
It would be interesting if you made videos of raising Citheronia vogleri from Argentina and Bolivia. Those are very lovely moths.
I agree, but it is hard to get eggs from them in Europe. Perhaps some day I will need to travel to collect livestock of the species I cannot obtain. So far I've done C. laocoon/regalis/azteca/beledonon. I have a chance of obtaining and breeding sepulcralis, lobesis and splendens though. For the South American species, it is difficult to obtain eggs or pupae. I don't think I have a chance of breeding many of them unless I go and capture them myself.. oh well, some time!