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Offline Davep

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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2017, 1433 UTC »
Thanks Fansome, interesting data!
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2017, 2116 UTC »


Well, we had nice bookends to our releases - they started with a pair on the day of the eclipse and ended on our 35th anniversary (9/18).  All total 11 releases - 9 females, 2 males.  All initially headed off in a northerly direction.  I mentioned the monarch release to acquaintances, at least four others said they did likewise.  Out of coincidence, the Discovery Tent at the Durham Fair is doing a weekend long education session on monarchs.

http://www.durhamfair.com/schedule/
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2018, 1610 UTC »
2018
We now have Two Black Swallowtails caterpillars collected , one went into chrysalis 6/15/18 .  We should have more. Last year was the neighbors use of pesticide, this year a family of Thrashers has built a nest near the host plants ,and proceeded to consume all but the 2 rescued. We observed the Trasher offspring on the ground Tuesday, hopefully they will leave soon.
Looking forward to this year , although a generation has been consumed already, it's nature's way and provided nutrition for the fledglings.
As a side note , a non captive Swallowtail had his wing partially severed last week by the Thrashers and found on the sidewalk alive.
Luckily I had spare parts from another ST found dead in the same area earlier and successfully repaired the wing with contact cement and was thrilled when it flew away with its new wing. From now on I will keep spare wings for such an occasion in the future . Some of you may deem this overboard. That's ok.I agree

Hopefully CT Yankee will enjoy success with his Monarchs like last year.   
« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 1415 UTC by Davep »
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2018, 1634 UTC »
Awesome job on the airframe and powerplant work there.
Conveniently located near Vincennes Indiana.

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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2018, 1827 UTC »


I have a small army of black swallowtail caterpillars munching away at fennel in my yard.  I think the first few are about to go to chrysalis.
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2018, 2022 UTC »
Here are the wing repair instructions. If you need a Karma reload.
https://www.livemonarch.com/hospital/
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2018, 0806 UTC »
Cool Stuff Dave!!! I have a few Monarchs around, also Honey Bees.
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2018, 1403 UTC »
Thanks for reading 7 Trees!      8)
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2018, 1600 UTC »
I haven't seen any monarchs yet but the black swallowtails are everywhere. I haven't seen the amount of milkweed growing like we've had this year since the early-80's, that should pump up butterfly numbers.

Now if we could only bring back the noble June bug.

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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2018, 1822 UTC »
What happened to the JBs anyway? 


Thanks for the report!
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 1854 UTC by Davep »
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2018, 2108 UTC »
Last I knew, Des Moines Ia is very popular with the JBs.
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2018, 1922 UTC »
Finally after 2 years we have Monarchs laying eggs in our yard !
 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wZSrhfV0sUw

Also here is another video of , I think this is a pipevine Swallowtail making a deposit.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw5yMwogtDc
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 2031 UTC by Davep »
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2018, 2226 UTC »
Finally after 2 years we have Monarchs laying eggs in our yard !
 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wZSrhfV0sUw

Also here is another video of , I think this is a pipevine Swallowtail making a deposit.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw5yMwogtDc

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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #58 on: August 09, 2018, 2226 UTC »
I just saw a Monarch flying around the Crossed Parallel Loop antenna. I've allowed the various wild milkweeds to grow around the edges of the yard as usual, I'll have to check them for caterpillars.
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Re: Papilio Polyxenes
« Reply #59 on: August 09, 2018, 2313 UTC »
Thanks Chris!
I have 5 monarch caterpillars now . It took two years of believing if you build it, they will come. Very happy we can finally say I actually have a functioning station.
Hopefully we'll get these flying milkweed in the air.
It's turned out to be a great year, 14 Black Swallowtails have been released this year in good health so far . It's looks to be up to 20 or more by sept.  We have enough Anise now to support 30 I'm estimating.

Lots of flies this year , no more than a 10 min wait. Only a few Monarchs though and the same female we saw for weeks found the milkweed and left a brood.  They seem to consume more than the BS cats.

CT Yankee is reporting some success this year as well.

So, we're into Pumpkins this year. Facinating. You can make little punks by hand when the the time is right. You'll have to look it up yourselves.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 0957 UTC by Davep »
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