WE NOW HAVE BUTTERFLIES!
Yesterday started out with being able to see the first butterfly through the Chrysalis (formerly called the cocoon)
I was very excited and decided to set my alarm for every 20 minutes.
When I came back in to look 20 min. later here is what I found.
I had already missed the big event :(
He hung like that for several hours drying his wings before there was much movement at all.
Then he visited the feeding sponge I had set up. I was going to release him yesterday afternoon but we noticed another Chrysalis was looking close to opening so Hubs wanted to wait until it hatched so they would have companionship on the flight south to Mexico. :) I don't know if they really do stay close together like that but I do know I've seen groups flying together before so why not.
This morning when I got up this lady was already out and moving about the cage.
She must have hatched during the night or extreme early morning hours. I was up at 6 am and she was already here.
The male is telling me he wants out as every time I come into the room now he's at the window of the cage like he's looking for an escape route.
There are a couple of the Chrysalis that I'm concerned about about ...
This one that is wrinkled looking and generally not healthy looking at all..
..and the darker one here that has a thread like string hanging from it. Time will tell if they make ok or not.
My drink today is coffee again :)
The back is doing much better!!!! I've actually been able to get out and do a bit of fun things.
Like hiking in the woods with a friend...
...and actually getting bits of the flower beds cleaned up :)
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