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Question about marking on monarch chrysalis

13 years ago

I'm learning a LOT from my first (inadvertent) adventure with monarch caterpillars. So... here's my question: two of mine have formed chrysalises over the last 36 hours (the one in question formed it yesterday, about 24 hours ago). The pictures below are of the more recently formed one (color difference is mostly a lighting factor, but the top "dome" of the newer one is definitely a bit darker than the other one). I noticed the dark streaks on the back this morning (they weren't there yesterday). Do I need to worry about this? They are very symmetric. The other chrysalis (which is larger but was also a larger caterpillar to begin with) doesn't have any such markings.



Am hoping this one's okay?

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