I collected this egg after seeing the Mama Monarch lay it at Wild Peace Farm on August 2 (Saturday). Now my little baby, who I watched hatch, is a chrysalis, becoming an adult as we speak! Parenting this adolescent is really not the hardest.
Aug 12th (Tuesday) He molted into a 5th instar on the drive to Ocean City
Aug 13th (Wednesday) 5th instar and eating too much to believe!
August 16 (Saturday) at 2:30pm- My little guy did it! This party got started at 2pm, and looked pretty set by 2:30!
August 20th (Wednesday) 8PM
August 23 (Saturday) Just Before Midnight
August 24th (Sunday) 9AM