Wanted: Monarch caterpillars in Wellington

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  • #15411

    carolL
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    Where can i find some caterpillars or pupae for my swan plants, in Wellington area?

    Carol

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  • #31085

    Jacqui
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    Any luck yet, Phillip? You could look around your neighbourhood for a plant called Araujia sericifera, sometimes A. sericefera, and pop the larger Monarchs on that where you find it – it’s a weed. Just squeeze a few leaves to get the sap flowing first.

    Or you could put the biggest caterpillars on pumpkin for them to finish off. But let’s hope that someone has plants to spare and can take them.

    #31079

    Phillip
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    Hi Mandy, if you dont mind a drive to Upper Hutt i have caterpillers that you can take.

    carolL are you still after some caterpillers ?

    contact me either by email: palmitic@gmail.com or cell: 0273677445

    #30998

    Mandy
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    Hi I would like some caterpillars for my swan plants too. I am in Karori if any would like to relive some of their plants 🙂

    #30834

    Caryl
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    CarolL
    I have many small caterpillars (Seatoun) but too small for them to be moved yet. My cell ph is 027 8426773.

    #30832

    carolL
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    Yes please-haven’t had anyone contact me yet-can you please call me?

    #30829

    Mystic Vampyre
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    I have eggs on some outside Swan Plants (I have inside ones also) so if you need more pillers, you can have some of ours also. 🙂 I am in Tawa.

    #30821

    carolL
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    Hi Caryl

    Many thanks-I would love some 🙂
    I am at 9 willcox grove naenae, 5675568.

    Carol

    #30795

    Caryl
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    Hi Carroll
    I have plenty of eggs on my swan plants, some a month old but none have hatched yet. Where are you in Wellington? I know of swan plants that monarchs just don’t visit and I have no idea why, except that crazy this may sound but I invite the monarchs to my garden!! I haven;t seen any monarchs for more than a week now and it may be that all the wintering over females have died.
    You are certainly welcome to some caterpillars a week or two after they hatch. Warm regards, Caryl

    #30791

    joanna
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    Sometimes the plants being sold at garden centres (open air ones) already have eggs and small caterpillars on the plants. I bought some here in Masterton like that last year, which was great.

    #30789

    Jacqui
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    Monarchs can smell milkweed from 2 km’s away. So you probably won’t have to wait for too long, Carol

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