My joy over the emerging African Monarch is a little tempered as I see that a small piece of the chrysalis is after 4 hours still stuck over the head and covers one antenna and the whole of the eyes and mouth, its wings are fine straight, open and close but offcourse flying is out off the question. Does this covering come off by itself?
I am afraid to damage the eyes and mouth and better consult with the experts first.
Update: everything got resolved. After this morning the monarch was still sitting with the "mask" I took a deep breath and somehow got it off, micro surgery that was, but it helped. Prepared honeywater (1/3 honey 2/3 water) and let this drip from my finger on a butterflyweed flower. Yes!!! He is drinking also from the drop hanging from my finger!
The only thing which did not straighten out is one antenna which hangs but he is flying thats what important....
In the meantime the second monarch got born and I managed to film this somehow.