How to Raise a Monarch Butterfly
I warned you before that if you didn't read the previous posts to this series you might get pregnant or warts.
I would like to apologize for this. You will not get pregnant nor grow warts if you don't read the previous posts on How to Raise a Monarch Butterfly.
I don't think. In a world where eggs become caterpillars, caterpillars become blobs of goo and goo becomes a butterfly, who can be sure? I'm fairly confident you could get a rash at the very least. So read the previous posts 1, II, III and IV.
How to Raise a Monarch Butterfly Part 5
Very little happens in the 10 days the Monarch is in its chrysalis stage. Nothing in fact.
And then on Day 9 ...
On the evening of the 9th day your chrysalis will start to turn clear. You'll be able to look right through the chrysalis at the butterfly inside.
By the next morning your chrysalis will be completely see through. Between 9 and noon your butterfly will emerge. I have no idea why that's the case, but every single time I've done this the butterfly always emerges between 9 and noon. (the butterfly can take anywhere from 10-14 days to emerge ... mine have always been on day 10)
And it will look a little something like this ...
Once the butterfly has emerged it will rest for a few hours. It will pump blood into its wings by opening and closing them. As soon as it's starting to act restless (usually after 2-3 hours) you can take it outside. Just bring the bowl outside, stick your finger or a stick into it and let the butterfly climb on. Rest it on a flower or leaf or branch.
It may rest a tiny bit more before flying away forever.
You will be sad. And you will be happy.
The Butterfly Effect.
(def) the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. It is the idea that a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere which may ultimately change the path of your life.
A butterfly can theoretically, with one small movement, alter the course of the universe forever.
Right now you're probably thinking how extraordinary it is that a butterfly has the power to create change in the world.
Even more extraordinary is the fact that you have the power to create a butterfly.
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