Quilta

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  • in reply to: Tagged a Monarch – how do I record details #52604

    Quilta
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    Thanks Jacqui, i was using the research on the bar above, i didnt see that one.

    in reply to: Winter cats #51160

    Quilta
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    I am finding babies as well. I have been having regular visits from a few butterflies. I have been hunting for prayingmantis, as i think they must be getting some of the caterpillars. I have around 15 caterpillars on plants. I have them all under frost cloth, so the plants are doing well. I transplant my swan plants from pots into the garden, some i have moved to other parts as well, i have never had any die from moving them. A few have died from the bad weather though.

    in reply to: 33 day old Caterpilaars #50631

    Quilta
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    I am in Hamilton and i have put all mine on to the deck. They will still get cold but not wet. We dont have the temps quite as cold as you do. I had a baby that was so cold when i transferred it to a plant i blew warm air on it, after a little while it started moving quite a bit. I usually put them into the sun room, its still cold but they seem to survive but this winter i will try them out on the covered deck. And hope for the best.

    in reply to: Late Butterflies #50615

    Quilta
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    I would think they would need at least a day for their wings to dry so they can fly, i keep mine under shelter until they are ready to fly off. I have monarchs laying eggs today and quite a few caterpillars on my plants on the deck, with the cover they seem to handle the cold but not the wet and cold. I had some very cold sad looking caterpillars yesterday on plants out side, so i got the hair dryer and warmed them up a little then put them on the plants on the deck. They were a lot better, the things we do.

    in reply to: Fresh batch of caterpillars in Hamilton…. #50401

    Quilta
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    With all the rain most of mine have died. I have put plants undercover on our deck to hoep fully save some of them.

    in reply to: Uneven wings #50290

    Quilta
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    I have had three hatch the last few days that have been stuck in the chrysalis and cant get out. I have helped take the chrysalis off but there wings dont drop. First time that has happened

    in reply to: Will swan plants survive the harsh winter? #50256

    Quilta
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    I am in Ngaruawahia, just north of Hamilton for those that dont know where it is.
    Annette

    in reply to: Swan plant seedlings in pots. #50249

    Quilta
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    How true, i have them growing in all the places i dont want them, but i wont cut them down. Need them now
    Annette

    in reply to: Will swan plants survive the harsh winter? #50248

    Quilta
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    I learnt my lesson over the winter. I will keep them under the shelter of the covered deck and also some in my sunroom. Last year the ones i had on the deck kept being visited by butterflies, so i would then take the hatched cats into the sunroom. So had an all year round nursery. It worked well. I lost a lot of plants though as i did not realize they are very frost tender.
    Annette

    in reply to: Lots of plants, room for caterpillars, Waikato #50247

    Quilta
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    i have bought more plants from the Plant shop in Alison street by the hospital. They have quite a few left. Good size ones. But i would still like to farm some out. I have all of mine covered but i still keep finding babies. Butterflies are laying on the netting. lol
    Cant win.

    in reply to: Lots of plants, room for caterpillars, Waikato #50221

    Quilta
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    If you need anymore i have hundreds of caterpillars. They are decimating my plants.
    Annette , happy to deliver as many as you need

    in reply to: Too many caterpillars/not enough swan plant #50203

    Quilta
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    Oh i have just seen the phone number is wrong on my post. its 0273794480. I bought some more plants in town today but still have way to many to cope. I will cover the plants to keep the butterflies at bay.
    Regards Annette

    in reply to: Too many caterpillars/not enough swan plant #50200

    Quilta
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    I live in Ngaruawahia and i have 100s of caterpillars and i had lots of food but they are eating through it now. If anyone around Hamilton would like some caterpillars they can contact me on 0273794489

    (Phone number is wrong: Try 0273794480) Admin.
    Annettte

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