A Watched Chrysalis Never…
To refresh (from 7th grade science class?), butterflies go through four stages: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult butterfly.
Friend says: 8-14 days till he emerges. He is on Day 7 and the chrysalis is getting lumpier, pointier. I believe the wings are forming inside! I’ll report how in the next post.
Cool feature: you know when he’s about to hatch because the chrysalis turns black or clear. Then it’s about 48 hours. Can’t wait.
He or she? The gender story is complicated.
Posted on August 29, 2021, in ecology, nature, personal, photos and tagged expectant mother waits for Monarch to be born, hatching your own Monarch post #2, what to cover the chrysalis house with. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.