Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Stewart/Brownton Girl Scouts 2011
Stewart/Brownton Girl Scouts
221 Martha Street
Stewart, MN 55385
Aurora (Auri) L
This project is about comparing the site we monitored, this year and last. It's comparing the data we got from monitoring at our site from the two years and to the whole state of Minnesota. We were trying to find why last year they were so different.
I observed a monarch larvae from the 5th instar through forming a chrystallis and hatching into a butterfly. It's wing did not form correctly and was bent. I let the butterfly out of its cage. Then I tried to have the butterfly fly. At first it doesn't fly; later it flies some. When I was done making these observatrions I put the butterfly back into its cage.
Monarch Caterpillar "Flicking" behavior
i wanted to see if caterpillars flicked when they heard sound.
Monarchs in captivity
I wanted to see if monarchs live in captivity longer than outside in the wild. They live about the same except for the ones that fly to mexico they live longer. They live about the same. If i did my project again i would use more butterflies and a bigger cage and i would keep them outside instead of in the house.