Monarch Update

by Catherine Johnson

The baby monarch caterpillar I found is now a chrysalis, along with the Wildscape guys.

Here’s Baby preparing to attach.

When they emerge, they may be the last monarchs to migrate.

Making the J shape.

They are hanging on to a silk web by a Cremaster-hook.

Chrysalis complete

I gently moved the first chrysalises and repositioned them. They must be hanging upside down and with enough space to fully open their wings. If they dry with wrinkled wings, they do not survive. 

The whole group.

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