Monarchs

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A monarch was on my patio this a.m. and tho she visited my milkweed plants, she laid 6 eggs on a plumeria leaf???? Do I try to transfer the baby cats when they hatch to milkweed?

I saw a cat on my plumeria leaf last year but never saw them lay eggs on one. I raised 32 from eggs last year. Puzzle to me on what to do with the baby cats. Thanks Penne


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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Apr 30, 2020

    No don’t touch them leave them she will come back

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Apr 30, 2020

    I wouldn't touch them

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2020

    I would not touch .. I would wait she will come back

    • Penne Johnson Penne Johnson on Apr 30, 2020

      To all of you fine ladies. No I wouldn't touch them at all. I have just never seen one lay

      eggs on a Plumeria leaf and I now have found 8. She isn't going to remove them is she?

      Just wierd this is my 3rd year with working with them and this is something new. LOL

      In pulling all the clover out of my plants, so it won't choke them I now found a large

      cat down in the clover, I also have petunias in this pot that grew wild and the plumeria

      is there as well. There are NO NO bites on the milkweed plant that is about 5 ft away

      from where this large one was. So just wonder if they eat clover. I know they can travel

      along distance and are really fast, but just never found any like this before. Thanks again.

  • You can buy a net thing for hatching butterflies and cut the branch and put it in them so you can watch the caterpillars transform

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 01, 2020

    Hello,

    I would leave well alone as mother probable knows best...........

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 01, 2020

    Just leave nature alone, the events will take place in time.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 01, 2020

    Let the Mom do her job. I know it can be hard to sit back and let nature do its thing but it is for the best.