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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Stewart/Brownton Girl Scouts 2014

Stewart/Brownton Girl Scouts
221 Martha Street
Stewart, MN 55385

Year: 2014
Teacher(s): Gerri Fitzloff

Can an injured caterpillar become a beautiful adult monarch?

Dakota B, Cierra B

We wanted to find out if an injured caterpillar could come out of his chrysalis as a normal adult. His antennae were chewed on and only partly on as a 5th in star when we found him. We watched as he spent his time In the chrysalis and as he came out. We were happy that he came out as a normal butterfly. We proved that at least in his case, even with damages, becoming a normal monarch is not affected by things that happen as a caterpillar.

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