I have Monarch cats in North Texas- what to do?
I am a teacher in Arlington, Texas and have raised Monarchs in the past, but never this late before. A first grade teacher just brought me four monarch cats off her milkweed from home. They are now in a butterfly net house and one has already spun its chrysalis. The other three are big and look like they could also go to the chrysalis stage soon.
What should I do? Sure it gets warm sometimes in December in Dallas-Ft. Worth, but not reliably. Can I let them go on a warmish day in mid December after they emerge, or can I delay their emergence until Spring by placing them in a refrigerator or a cold garage?