OK, he's in a private container and still on his leaf on the tree. I herded the other two off the tree (stalk of milkweed) and then moved him. They weren't too keen but I kept touching them gently on their backside with the rounded end of a tiny paintbrush until they mosey'ed on down and off to another tree.
They are so cute.
I crumpled up some paper towel and put beneath him, in case the leaf lets go of the stalk before he forms his chrysalis. Once that happens and I've given it time to harden, then I will operate. Need to go back and read all about tying off the silk end with a tiny thread (or was it dental floss). Or just pin the silk spot to a netting?
I have a little bit of time now to plan for it. Make's me nervous. I'd really rather not mess with the chrysalis but he has to have something done or he's a goner for certain when that leaf lets go.
OK, back to diapering and cleaning cat houses and cutting milkweed (which I'm running very short of).