on a picture for a close-up view.
the stage where lots happens but little is seen from the outside.
Picture #1 is from 4 days ago and Picture #2 is what it looked
like hours later and now days later. The top half compressed
and the outer clear skin has hardened into a protective shell.
Your Pupae or Chrysalis will hang for more than a week. look
at Picture #2 and you will see gold spots and a golden ring
around the top. Chrysalis is a Greek word meaning golden crown.
The Golden crown was the Greek sign of royalty. Did the Greeks
kings crown themselves with gold laurels after seeing the gold
ring on this butterfly pupae or did this butterfly get its name
"Monarch" from the Greek practice of having their
kings wear golden crowns? The practice of taking ideas from
Nature is very common. Have you ever seen the English Kings
robes? They also look very much like the wings of a Monarch
is also the first moment you can tell the sex of your soon to be
butterfly. This picture of a Pupae depicts the faint outlines
of the outer skin of the caterpillar as it changes into a butterfly.
All the bodyparts are already outlined as it turns from caterpillar
to chrysalis. The arrow points to one tiny extra line that runs
vertically as a pupae hangs, this line tells us it will be a
female. Use a magnifying glass! Another easy hint is the female
chrysalis is usually smaller too. Always be very gentle when
handling delicate Pupae.
this point the chrysalis is safe to move and even pack and ship
to different locations. Our Foundation distributes Monarchs
to schools and to persons across the United States for education
and enjoyment. You can bypass the work of a hungry caterpillar
and get a pupae, they make amazing gifts that are sure to create
a lasting memory.
link will give you access to Free seeds, Milkweed plants, and
important plant care information.
Monarch Foundation brings you this free learning experience
and hope you will share your, lessons with others and help Butterflies
in your area by inspiring others to take action and plant seeds
for their caterpillar children. Please take advantage of our
Free Seed Program , our
low cost plants and butterfly rearing supplies and please tell
others about this online pet adventure!
in 4 days.