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Mona Miller wrote: This will also help Tyler (Canadian Ph.D.) student, who's currently collecting milkweed and monarchs for a study, know where they came from if he happens to net them.
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/site ... vement.pdf
Spring re-colonization patterns of Monarch Butterflies in North America: volunteers needed
Mona Miller wrote:I went to staples today and bought a set of ultra fine tipped colored markers. I'm marking my reared Monarchs with my latitude and longitude. Maybe someone will find them and figure out what I am doing. Tiny marks won't hurt the Monarch--make sure the wings are dry. They can still fly, mate, etc.
Mona Miller wrote:
Fine/Ultra Fine Permanent Marker, plastic card, and clip
Place card between wings and use clip to secure both wings near the end of the card
Carefully mark butterfly (do not press too hard or you will tear the wing). Round your numbers to shorten them. I checked my numbers and they end up being Reston, Virginia. I'm on the border of that area.
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