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Caterpillar skin still attached?

Hi, just letting you know of a successful outcome of our one and only monarch, it hatched today – one month after turning into a chrysalis. It seems to have a deformed back leg but otherwise doing it’s normal butterfly thing of just hanging to dry its wings out. Hopefully it flies away and has […]

Caterpillar skin still attached?

hi, Thank you for looking at the attached photos re our one and only monarch pupae! do you think I should get some tweezers and gently try to remove the skin? The caterpillar transformation took place about 4:30pm today. When I gently tried to push the skin away, it appears fully mobile but attached to […]