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!

In Captivity

MatingI have raised 43 Monarchs so far this year.  I am really excited because it has not been that great of a year yet.  I have only had 4 sick ones, which is encouraging!

Today, I went out with my sister/friend and found a lot! She took 10 home after I taught her how to bleach them.

The four sick ones I put in a huge cage that I got a garage sale last year.  I put some milkweed in there for them to enjoy.

One escaped.  Two of them mated. She laid 23 eggs just today! I am hoping for more.