Egg Count

The other day I asked how many Monarch eggs I found.  I had found 50 that first day.  Yesterday I found 203.  Today I found 160 from my captive butterflies and 41 in the wild.

I am hoping that I can release most of them.

Butterfly Update

So far this year I have had only 6 sick monarchs!  I keep the sick ones in an outdoor cage with milkweed in it. They have the chance to fly around, mate, lay eggs, and just enjoy more space then the other option I don’t like.

I have collected over 200 eggs from them and hoping for more. I bleach the eggs and 90% of the caterpillars will probably be healthy!

Monarch

This year I have been trying to get pictures of monarch hatching from their egg. I have watched three hatch! I took all these pictures under the microscope. 

P.S. Meet “Bob” the caterpillar.