I've been nurturing and releasing these beautiful creatures just under 3 years now, and they never cease to amaze me. Check out how they spaced themselves just so around this pot. Never seen them do that before. Where there was a gap between two, a caterpillar crawled in between and chrysalised. They need enough space in between, so as not to disturb each other once they emerge as butterflies. I love them! ♥ :-D
Monarch Chrysalis Problems, Surprising Solutions, and Normal Development
This should be the simplest part of raising monarchs, but sometimes unexpected issues can arise as the caterpillar enters the 3rd stage of monarch metamorphosis. Chrysalis Problems + Surprising Solutions...
How to Hunt, Gather, and Protect Monarch Eggs-Raise The Migration
How to Hunt, Gather, and Protect your Monarch Eggs- Stage 1 of the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle
Black Swallowtail Comparison & Identification
Black Swallowtail Butterfly Comparison and Identification - Is it a Black Swallowtail or a Spicebush Swallowtail or a Giant Swallowtail?.
Build A Butterfly Enclosure. Go on … do it!
If you're raising Monarch butterflies for a school, camp or just at home, THIS is the way to do it. For years I raised my Monarchs inside in a glass jar. Then I built this butterfly cupboard to hang on the side of my house and it's spectacular.
How To Control Aphids On Milkweed Plants- Monarch Butterfly
Aphid control is essential if you're growing milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. Here are10 ways to control aphids and save more milkweed for monarchs.
Hungry Monarch Caterpillars Seek “Alternative Fuels” in wake of Milkweed Shortage
Monarch butterfly caterpillars adapt: we always thought they would only eat milkweed, but turns out they’ll eat squash and cucumbers!
Butterfly FAQ: Is Relocating a Monarch Chrysalis OK? Yes, and Here’s Tips On How to Handle Them With Care
Butterfly FAQ: Is it OK to relocate a Monarch chrysalis after its formed? Answer: Yes, and here’s some tips on what to keep in mind when you do.
5 Ways to Prepare Monarch Caterpillar Food with Milkweed Cuttings
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My New Portable Butterfly Pavilion
My parents spent two weekends building me a new butterfly pavilion. My old enclosure deteriorated from the sun. My mom designed this butterfly condo to have two floors. The measurements are 7 ft. tall x 4 ft. deep x 5 ft. wide. The lower level houses my milkweed plants and seedlings. The top floor I will use for breeding butterflies and raising caterpillars. For breeding you need a space that measures at least 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft. The structure is built with 2 x 4’s. Outdoor screening is…
All About Monarchs: How to Attract, Raise, & Release Monarch Butterflies ~ Homestead and Chill
Read along to learn how to attract monarch butterflies to your garden, safely raise monarch caterpillars in an enclosure, and release them as butterflies! We'll also discuss their life cycle, potential issues, and how to keep them happy and healthy in your care.