Did You Want a Chrysalis Update?

Let’s start with a recap.

Here was the caterpillar on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7:10 am.

Monarch caterpillar
Caterpillar getting ready to become a chrysalis.

Here was the same caterpillar in its chrysalis an hour later.

Monarch chrysalis
Day one of chrysalis

Here was the chrysalis on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Monarch chrysalis four days later.
August 16, 2020. The wing formation can be seen on the right.

And today, August 18, 2020. Remember, the incubation time is 9-to-14 days. The first day the butterfly could emerge is Thursday, August 20. Seems to me the indentation on the left is more pronounced. Had I been a more skilled documentarian, I would have taken photos from the same angle at the same time. (My bad!)

Monarch chrysalis today.
August 18, 2020. Look at the indentation to the left. Does it look more pronounced?

And I still have a visitor!

Another Monarch caterpillar.
August 18, 2020. The caterpillar that didn’t get the calendar memo.

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