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Murray at Day 11

Murray continues to develop. His pupa is turning darker. The image on the left is from early in Day 11. You can see that his wings are nearly fully developed and are colored the way the adult monarch will appear. … Continue reading

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Murray Has Wings

It is the end of  day 10 and the pupa is darkening. You can clearly see Murray’s wings through the pupa case. Most often, the adult should begin emerging at day 10. However, Murray can develop in his pupa for … Continue reading

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Murray at Day 6

No obvious changes to Murray at day 6 during his stay as a pupa. No point in taking any photos. However, there was a big change in Murray’s location. Because we will be away, Murray has been relocated to the watchful … Continue reading

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Murray at Day 2 as a Pupa

The pupa has hardened and will stay this way until it turns black in about a week. This is an indictor that the butterfly is about to reveal itself. You can now clearly see the gold and black “beads” around … Continue reading

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Murray is Now a Pupa

As a caterpillar, Murray had a green casing under his skin. He sheds the outer skin and reveals the green pupa, or chrysalis. He is still stuck to the twig and will hang this way until adulthood. You can now … Continue reading

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