Improving my Monarch data collection.

Compared to last year, it feels like the flood gates have opened as far as egg and cat finding and that’s brought about some challenges for me related to keeping track of them.  I am aware that there are folks that are raising significantly more than me, and I am amazed at them.  Before I get into organization, here’s a peek at the current older instars in their keeper.

Behold the awesome eating power of late instar caterpillars!
These four are now between their second and third milkweed top sets of leaves just for today’s eating.  The one to the right you see with most of them on it was pretty much gone when I brought in the third early evening.

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