I had to bring three pupas home this weekend, as two looked like they were going to emerge at any minute and the third looked a few days away. As the students all know, the pupas become translucent and when we woke up on Saturday morning, we knew this was it. However, we had a problem. We had to go downtown for dance class and then I had a game. My solution? I strapped the cage into the back seat with the seatbelt. I felt a little looney, but I'm so happy we did it. At just after 11:00 AM on Saturday morning, two monarchs emerged in my car, whilst I played Ultimate and my daughter watched. :-)
Sunday morning, we came downstairs to see the last of our monarch babies emerged. I do hope tomorrow is a bit warmer and drier than today, as I do not like the idea of keeping the butterflies much longer. I am finding them more and more aggressive as the cold weather moves in and their instinct to migrate South increases.
We have only one last pupa to emerge, DJ, the little larva which Devon found.