Forming a J on the ground
We have a "caterpillar castle" that we have raised monarch butterflies in for the last few years. In previous years, all the caterpillars made their J's on the top of the castle.. this year, however, we are having a problem with them making the J's on the bottom, so they're not hanging. We have two like this right now, should i find a way to have them hang, or can they complete their entire process while "laying" down on the bottom??
Wow, I have never heard of this happening. My initial reaction is to try and have it so the chrysalis is hanging free. But it is best not to handle the chrysalis too much. Can you just turn the castle upside down or maybe on its side?
Anyone else have this experience??
Let me know what happens...