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an exciting first

Posted by napapen ca 15 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 31, 11 at 11:00

Yesterday I was planning to wrap the first ever flower on my Indian Milkweed to save the seed pods when they begun to open. There are still a few flowers and I found a very small monarch larva feeding on the flower. I cut off that bloom and a couple of leaves. The cat is now in a sterile container in my kitchen. The interesting thing is he is doing golden frase. I looked at it through a 30 power scope and it is frase. I have never heard of a larva eating pollen.

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RE: an exciting first

I've never seen one eat pollen either, Penny, but I have seen them eat plenty of flowers. I guess it's sort of the same thing? I'm sure it'll want leaves and/or flowers to eat soon!

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