Very interesting, and exciting weekend. All the caterpillars that we found a couple weeks ago all spun within about 24 hours on Fri and Sat. It was amazing to witness. I actually saw 2 Chrysalides form from start to finish. My daughter managed to film at least part of one of them spinning. I also had 4 more eggs hatch, and I managed to take a picture of 2 baby Cats, approximately 1 and 3 days old. The photo (zoomed in) shows how fast these little critters grow, and also how unbelievably small they are when they begin their lives.
So, again I am very encouraged that I am seeing so many caterpillars, monarchs and milkweeds, and finding more and more people that are finding the joy in raising these beautiful creatures, hoping to ensure their survival. I am happy to pass my experiences, and advice on to anyone who will listen. I can't wait for all these chrysalides to hatch now. That will be another eventful 24 hours!
Save the Monarchs!