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"You can't throw the baby out with the bathwater" My coming out story. Teehee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skye Azure May 14, 2011. 2 Replies

 When I came out to my family, it wasn't anything I didn't expect. It was still kinda sad in some respects though. It seemed only months before did I buy a book on Satan, and how he worked to make us…Continue

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At 1:14am on May 18, 2011, Gwaithmir said…

Thanks for getting back to me, Skye.


I had a big interest in Entymology when I was a boy. I reared and observed many types of insects until I was in college. Just over 20 years ago my next door neighbour's kid found a gravid Cecropia Moth. He gave me a dozen of her egg and I reared the caterpillars to adulthood. I discovered that I still enjoyed doing this sort of thing, especially in regard to giant silk moths.


Over the next few years I acquired other giant silk moths and learned how to breed them. I even invented a special cage for introducing domestic females with wild males. It was featured in an article I wrote for News of the Lepidopterists' Society.


During the mid-1990's I was approached by a biological distributor who wanted to know if I had any cocoons for sale. This was the first time I heard that there was a market for giant silk moth specimens. Within a short time I was rearing up to 1,300 caterpillars per year and selling the cocoons to distributors and collectors. I gave up rearing them commercially several years ago when the bottom fell out of the market.

At 7:07pm on May 17, 2011, Pansy said…
hi skye...... missing you in chat, hon..... hope to see you soon!
At 12:16am on May 13, 2011, Gwaithmir said…

I don't collect moths, I rear and release. My specialty is giant silk moths: Antheraea polyphemus, Hyalophora cecropia and Callosamia promethea. Several years ago I used to raise them commercially, producing about 1200 specimens each summer. The cocoons were purchased by biological distributors and private collectors. I rear them just for fun now. I also rear and release Monarch Butterflies.


Please feel free to look at my bio page. I hope to meet you soon in the chat room. Several regulars, besides myself, are there most evenings.

At 8:41pm on May 12, 2011, Gwaithmir said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus from a fellow Lepidopterist.
At 3:43pm on May 12, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Skye Azure, and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense inevitably leads to atheism."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 460 discussion topics and 2600 members.

Terence Meaden 

At 12:30pm on May 11, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are glad to have you join us.
At 7:15pm on May 10, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Welcome, Skye Azure! Glad to have you join us. Please consider a brand new group, hang With Friends, a place to talk about anything on your mind. :D
At 7:05pm on May 10, 2011, Pansy said…
welcome skye.... great to have you here

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