Saturday, March 14, 2009

Just hatched


One of the monarch eggs on the plant I'm observing. I knew it looked ready to hatch this morning, but I was not able to just sit and watch it all day, so I just kept checking on it when I could and sure enough, I managed to just miss the actual hatching.


Here's the little guy eating his first meal: his egg shell.


At last check, he had finished eating the shell, and had also eaten a teeny little hole in the leaf, but it's too dark to take his picture any more today. (The pictures above were taken outside in the sun.)
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