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    ~10 day old monarch caterpillars

    I found many monarch caterpillar eggs on milkweed back on the 1st of August, and they have since grown into large and voracious caterpillars. I keep them in a 10 gallon tank with milkweed stems in cups of water. You guys have no idea how much milkweed 20 fourth instar monarch caterpillars can go through! They easily defoliated three 8 inch milkweed stem sections in two days, and are working on another three. The milkweed you see here was put in 4 hours before the pics were taken. Here are the pics!





    One formed a chrysalis just this morning:



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    oooh, pretty! Can't wait to see the pics of them as butterflies
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    They seem cute :3
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