With the caterpillars transformed into Chrysalis, we wait...
|Chrysalis formed on leaf of Milkweed|
|Chrysalis moved to safety|
|Tied with thread to top of Butterfly Castle|
Everyday we watch for signs of change.
And then it begins...
Can you see the change?
The Chrysalis begins to blacken.
8-12 days will have elapsed since the caterpillar became a Chrysalis. Each of our Chrysalis have entered this stage in the late afternoon or evening.
As it blackens, the Chrysalis appears to become translucent
and we can see what's slowly happening inside.
When morning comes, we can clearly see the wings of the butterfly
through the Chrysalis...
and the body on the opposite side from the wings.
Soon the butterfly inside will begin to expand
and at that very moment...
the Chrysalis will begin to split vertically up the center.
This all happens within a matter of seconds...
and then the beautiful Monarch Butterfly will emerge.
If you blink...
you will miss it.
Come watch this miracle unfold on our next post.
It truly is amazing!
If you've missed the other post in this series, here are the links:
these pictures are amazing! I want to see the next shots! I can't wait!ReplyDelete
What an amazing sequence unfolding here! How fascinating it is to see this as it happens, you have captured it for all of us to enjoy!ReplyDelete
Those are some great photos you captured of this.ReplyDelete
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I am loving your posts at a look into a transformation. But still I wonder - How??? Truly a miracle.ReplyDelete
what amazing photos!ReplyDelete
I'm with HolleyGarden. How indeed? Can't wait for the next photos, I'll try not to blink...ReplyDelete
How absolutely lovely to watch this transformation in life...to make yourself over...the spiritual aspects are overwhelming!!ReplyDelete
Thank You for sharing this with us; that truly was fascinating. I was trying to tell my widow ladies about it today when we were outdoors enjoying the day, gabbing among ourselves. I will have to bring them here to my house and let them witness this same miracle on my computer. By the way, what kind of camera do you use? The pics are so clear. You are obviously very creative.ReplyDelete
I love every stage of the Monarch's chrysalis, but especially when it becomes transparent... Wonderful photos!ReplyDelete