At first it may seem a trifle odd that we can handle these butterflies
until you consider that we rescue them as eggs... Once the eggs hatch
we feed & care for the caterpillars from the time they are the size of
pinhead until they're as big as your index finger, before they go into their
chrysalis stage, until they emerge as butterflies at which time we release
them to nectar, mate, and find a host-plant upon which they will deposit
their eggs, and begin the cycle over again.

During the 2-3 weeks they are in our care, we're handling them and talking
to them as we clean their enclosures and feed them several times a day,
so they get very used to us, our touch, and the sound of our voice.