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My first Monarchs eclosed!

Posted by docmom z5 MI (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 5, 12 at 12:53

I woke this morning to find two Monarchs hanging from their chrysalis drying their wings in my bedroom hallway. Within an hour a third eclosed and all have now fluttered off to enjoy the sunshine. I have four left to eclose and I expect them in three or four days. It was fun that my teenage daughter was around and reading out on the patio. One of the Monarchs found its way to her knee and sat there for about 15 minutes flapping its wings and tickling her. I'm sure she's convinced the butterfly thought she was somehow a very special place to hang out. Hope everyone is having a great day.

Martha


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RE: My first Monarchs eclosed!

Yay!!! The first of my eggs eclosed today too. Did you get a big butterfly too? My chrysalis' are all different sizes.. the male that eclosed today is huge!
Congrats!


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RE: My first Monarchs eclosed!

Yes, they were all nice, big butterflies!

Martha


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RE: My first Monarchs eclosed!

Congratulations on your eclosures! I think that's neat how the one landed on your daughter's leg. :)
Cathy


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RE: My first Monarchs eclosed!

Congrats on your first enclosures! I had 3 eclose this morning also, but they weren't the first. They've been eclosing in dribs and drabs for a few weeks now.

I try to stuff those little cats with milkweed so they'll get big and fat, and make big butterflies. :)


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