I had a Monarch eclose from the top to the chrysalis and poor thing had a hard time getting out. I noticed the chrysalis looked weird and was actually taking photos of it when it fell and the bottom of the Monarch was sticking out of the chrysalis but the rest of the Monarch was still in the chrysalis shell. Finally I could see her head come out and I tried helping her get out of the chrysalis shell but was so afraid of poking a hole in her. I was hoping once her body was smaller, the rest of the chrysalis would fall off but I see there is still some stuck to her body. Her wings are somewhat curled too, I sure hope she will be able to fly. I tried to help her best I could. Has anyone else had a Monarch eclose but they were unable to shed all of the chrysalis shell? Of all the Monarchs I have raised over the last few years, I have never seen this before. I just got to thinking, I started raising Monarchs in 2007, my total for all those years is over 2000, makes me feel good.
Anyways, I sure hope she will be ok, will find out today when I try to photograph her and then release her.