Wellington Monarch Caterpillars

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    Caryl
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    The first egss appeared early September and the caterpillars took almost 7 weeks to hatch and it’s been a month and they are still not fully grown. Anyone else in Wellington with the same experience? I am in Seatoun and grow my swan plants in pots so I can monitor the weather and bring them in when there are gails and heavy rain. Also I find that caterpillars wander off and I can put them back on the plant. No wonder only a 5% success rate outside. By having them in pots and monitoring the caterpillars and crysalis I can get the rate up more than 90%.

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