When do Black Swallowtail Chrysalis Hatch in Spring
I have two Black Swallowtail pupae overwintering in the refrigerator since the fall. I have been spritzing them twice a week and now that March is here, could you advise me on what to do next. Thank you.
It depends upon where you live in the U.S.. I would wait until the weather is warm enough for spring blossoms. The nectar will be food for the butterfly. It will probably take a couple of weeks after you remove the chrysalis from the refrigerator until the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis.
Please add a comment here as to how things go once you take the chrysalis out of the frig. Thanks!