hatching butterfly fails to expand wings: solution

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    Soroko
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    A butterfly emerging from a late season chrysalis will often be unable to pump its wings up due to the cold. Expanding wings to normal size usually takes 7 minutes. If wings fail to pump you can cusp your hands over the butterfly and breathe hot air over it until the wings expand to normal size. This works well.

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    Vanda
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    Fantastic tip!

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    Jacqui
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    That’s a great idea, Soroko! Never thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

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