Monthly Archives: October 2015

Should I separate chrysalises when they pupate on each other?

Too often swallowtail chrysalises pupate on each other. Every now and then other species will do the same thing. We are often asked if they should be separated. If so, how can they be separated safely? Those are great questions. … Continue reading

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Maybe your Monarch made it but its tag didn’t …

Many tags fall off Monarch butterflies before they reach their overwintering sites. If the tags aren’t applied correctly, they will fall off before the butterfly reaches its destination. Although we’re through tagging for the year, please take a minute to … Continue reading

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Forget OE!?!

In October, on our facebook page, we are discussing things that kill our caterpillars/chrysalises/adult butterflies. With Monarch butterflies, the focus is so pinned on OE that it reminds me of a magician imitating a pick-pocket. We are so busy looking … Continue reading

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