Two emerged today- one at 11 a.m., another at 1:30 p.m., and I believe a third will still emerge yet this afternoon by the looks of it.
I usually let them dry their wings 6 hours, at which point they have also seemed pretty anxious to go.
However, all of them to this point emerged prior to 9 a.m.
Allowing the 6 hours will make it kind of late here in SE Michigan. Especially for that third one, if it emerges yet this afternoon. Is it better to keep them overnight (with nectar flowers in the cage), or release them this evening, assuming they appear ready otherwise? Don't want to traumatize them by keeping them "prisoner" in the 10 gallon aquarium!
Thanks so much!