This was the first shot I processed and shared so it is worded differently but is now placed in the order of the process that took place.
Got lucky with the third one. And found out why I missed the first two. It only took 2 minutes to go from caterpillar in a j shape to fully a chrysalis. Had to be somewhere at 11, looked at it at 10:30, was still a J. About to leave when the caterpillar suddenly straightened and started to twitch. I had no time to take the habitat to better light or move it in a better angle, just had to grab camera and hold the part of the lid that will open, as open as I could get it and take shots with one hand and hope for the best. It came out pretty quick then wriggled around until the skin dropped off. I had to leave then with the attached end looking a bit like the caterpillar and the hanging end starting to swell up and look more smooth. Of course by the time I came back, it was 3 chrysalises , which I'll show at a later time. Fingers crossed to get the butterflies coming out, a process called eclosing.
Monarch Chrysalis(Danaus plexippus)
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