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applestar wrote:Look, look, look !!!
I mentioned elsewhere that I had seen Monarch butterflies flitting around in the garden -- one each day a few to several days ago. And today when I was checking under the common milkweed leaves, I FOUND SOME OF THE BABIES!!!
I keep them in the family room where we can keep an eye on them. After they molt to 5th instar, they are put in a special cage so they can climb to the top of the container and make their chrysalis for the final stage of their metamorphosis. At indoor temperatures they stay in the chrysalis for approx 11-13 days then eclose into a butterfly. I label the chrysalises with a sticker on the topside of where they are attached with date and sequential number which makes it easier to predict the next one to eclose and when.
Yep . Sorry about the darkness of the photo. It kind of reflects our smoke-filled neighborhoods, houses, cars, clothing ... I didn't see the sun, yesterday afternoon!applestar wrote:... SUCCESSFUL succession planting then, @digit'S?
The 1st succession sowing of green beans. They followed the spring lettuce. And, yield was more than a shopping bag full ... so far .applestar wrote:
SUCCESSFUL succession planting then, @digit'S?