Advice re netting for Butterfly enclosure

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    Colleen Savage
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    I am about to build a butterfly enclosure to protect the Monarch caterpillers from wasp predation.

    Can you please advise whether garden shadecloth is okay for a covering or is it too dark?

    Last year I used curtain net but the cage was smaller then.

    If shadecloth is not suitable please let me know what would be okay

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    Jacqui
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    Hello Colleen, and welcome

    My thoughts are twofold:

    a. The size of the netting needs to be small enough that no wasps can get through.

    b. Black is better from a visibility point of view – it is easier to see what is within.

    Hope that helps!

    Jacqui

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