Monarch Chrysalis Cold Outside

by Cathy
(League City)

I have Monarch Chrysalis in my backyard. It will be 30 or below degrees F tonight should I try to bring them indoors? It is not the Black Swallowtail, definitely the Monarch.

Karen says:
Yes, Cathy, you can bring them inside....the chrysalis are more sensitive to the cold then the butterfly. Try to remove the chrysalis keeping as much of the "stem" as possible and handling the chrysalis very gently. Tie a thread to the "stem" (maybe even try and do this before you remove the chrysalis), then tie the chrysalis to a branch put in a vase. It's best if the chrysalis hangs freely (not touching anything). Good luck!

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