We raised 2 of these beautiful monarchs, I thought they weren't going to make it as they stayed in their chrysalis much longer than I had read they would.
Here is when one had just made it's chrysalis, and the other was hanging in a "j" getting ready.
They have spun a sticky silk on the top of the enclosure to get ready to make their chrysalises.
A very hungry caterpillar. They ate the entire $10 milkweed plant, I actually drove to Athena's school to get more milkweed the Friday after Thanksgiving, but then by the weekend they were done eating and on to their next stage.
This was such a special thing to do with the kids. Athena was SUPER into it. We can't wait to do it again.