Keeping Monarchs alive for release
Anyone have experience with keeping butterflies alive for extended periods of time? We have our annual Relay for Life this Friday. Monarch Watch didn't have any caterpillars or chrysalids available, so I had 24 Monarchs eclose this past week. I lost one last night. They are in two large cages with all kinds of nectar plants from my garden. They seem to like the Verbena bonairiensis the best. I've got 2 more days--and I'm holding my breath.