Monarchs Stuck

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    Monarchs Timberlea
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    Hi all

    I am new here so please bear with me. Question: how do you know if a Butterfly is stuck and having trouble releasing itself from its cocoon? Generally how long does it take them to hatch

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    LeslieD
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    once they start to emerge its all pretty fast, probably a minute or less. Sometimes if the chrysalis has gotten dry or the butterfly is weak they can struggle to get free of the chrysalis. If you are there you can help them free themselves. I had one today I wish i’d been round for and by the time I got home and freed him from the shell casing its wings had some deformities I’m hoping it can still fly.
    He is a feisty little thing so he will certainly try hard.

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