Category Archives: Monarch

Goodbye Butterfly!

Well, I probably should have stayed up last night, because when I woke up this morning, there was a gorgeous monarch butterfly where the chrysalis used to be. He was still drying his wings, so I was still able to … Continue reading

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It’s Happening!!!

Look!!! Chubs’ chrysalis is starting to get translucent!!!      And then, 2 hours later…         And here he is now…       Unfortunately, I work early and have to go to bed.  I’m hoping he holds … Continue reading

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Because All Caterpillars Need a Name

I got a new caterpillar yesterday!  He went through several names before I finally settled on Wiggly the Spaz, because he is seriously squirmy and tends to twitch.           I kept him in a plastic cup, which let … Continue reading

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And Now We Wait…

Here’s Chubs in his chrysalis after it hardened up.  Much more normal looking that the wriggling green thing he was a few hours earlier. I’m not sure if there’s a way to tell with caterpillars, but once a monarch is … Continue reading

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Bad Timing

So remember when I said Chubs would stay in his J for 24 hours?  Yeah, I was wrong.  It was almost exactly 12. When I woke up this morning, he was looking pretty rough.  His antennas were all ragged and … Continue reading

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We Have Pupation!

(it’s not as dirty as it sounds, I promise!) I stopped to pick up some fresh milkweed for Chubs on my way home from work this evening, but when I  got home, he was fairly stationary on the underside of … Continue reading

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Meet Chubs

He’s a monarch caterpillar.  A friend from work caught him for me so I could document him through the stages to becoming a butterfly.  Right now he likes to eat… He’s getting big and chubby (hence his name, creative isn’t … Continue reading

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