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Old Jul 11, 2007, 9:05 PM   #1
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The second crop of Monarch caterpillars have begun their transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis. This transforming caterpillar was found on a chain-link fence Monday night, and shed the larvalskin on Tuesday. Pictures 2-6 were taken between1232 and 1236 (time elapsed= 4 minutes). Chrysalis formation followed - pictures 7-11were taken between 1243 and 1423 (total time elapsed from 1232 =100 minutes). Picture 12 was taken Wednesday at 1252.

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 9:07 PM   #2
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Interesting and good effort. Thanks for the sharing.
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The emergence has taken place. This thread continues with Part II:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...jump_to=778423
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And now a Part III - it begins again:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=80
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I watched all the intertwined threads. Beautiful, photo quality pictures. Could also work very well as illustration for educational purposes. Most impressive. Thanks

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wk7leung and Torgny, thanks for looking and for the kind words from the other side of the world. The international appeal of Steve's forums is what makes them so successful.
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