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Inquiring minds wanna know...

Posted by seedmoney 8A (seedmoney@embarqmail.com) on
Sat, Sep 17, 11 at 10:03

Is it possible to tell the sex of the occupant by looking at its chrysalis?


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RE: Inquiring minds wanna know...

I have never heard of such, but I am not an expert.


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I have gotten pretty good at telling the sex after the chrysalis has become clear(thickness of wing veins), but I've never heard of this being done with a green chrysalis. I think they all look the same but i guess there could be a subtle difference...experts?

I did learn from the forums this summer you can tell the sex of a monarch with it's wings closed because the dot on the males wing is visible....never noticed that before. Tony


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All depends on which species of lepidoptera you want to sex. I do it all the time for the saturnids I raise. You can do it for GSTs. I'm sure there are many others.


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Click on the link I'm including and it tells you how to tell the difference between male and female in Monarch pupae.

Here is a link that might be useful: Monarch Pupae Sex


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How interesting! I can hardly wait for my newly hatched monarch cats to become chrysalids so I can see for myself.

Thanks for an interesting and informative link.

Mechelle


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Shady Oak Butterfly Farm just (1/16/2012) posted pics on their Facebook page on how to tell the difference between BST male and female chrysalises. They also posted pics of male and female monarch chrysalises.

Below is a link to tdogmom's page on GST's.

Here is a link that might be useful: GST chrsyalis comparison pic


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