question about protecting cocoons
My 6 cocooned caterpillars should be ready to emerge, its been 10 days. Thanks to help from forum, I have placed a net over them to protect them. Should I remove the net before they emerge, or do they still need protecting? They are black swallowtails, if that matters. I worry about removing the netting after they emerge and harming them while their wings dry. They are out in my garden, I was too nervous to take them in, attached to the potted parsley plant they were eating and some sticks I placed in the dirt. Thanks for any advice.