Well, Justice’s first monarch hatching journey has finished out! Here’s how it looked…
He had already tripled in size and Justice gave him the name Edward. :)
The leaf on the left shows how much he ate in one day before Justice gave him the new leaf on the right.
Now you can see his stripes! The hole in the leaf is just what he had eaten earlier that morning.
Day 13 - morning
Somehow quite a few days went by without me taking a picture, but Justice noted that Edward was eating a leaf a day by this time. Then, on this day Justice excitedly announced that Edward had made his way to the top of the netting and attached on. First step in making his cocoon! Apparently he decided the lid was the perfect spot, but it sure made it hard to get his picture!
Day 13 – afternoon
While we were at Justice’s basketball tournament Edward made his cocoon, and by the time we got back that afternoon he looked like this:
And then, in true happy ending fashion, he flew off into the sunset! :)