my pets are coming back! Who needs dogs and cats
How DARE you! I am offended by your remark! I have TWO cats (felines!) and they are wonderful!
I do wonder though...is it possible that the structure is too big? Or that it might be too hot? Perhaps if I elevate the plants so that they're start at about 4 feet off the ground...as opposed to ground level...since any butterfly currently has about 6 feet of room to fly with no plant in sight.
I'll check in the morning, but I do believe the young man butterfly has passed on. He's no longer holding on to the screen etc., and is falling over all the time (legs have curled in). A bit depressing, but not as bad as the first death...now it's almost expected. I've got one more pupa that will hatch sometime this week (I think).
Perhaps I need to obtain far more cats in there, so that they'll emerge in the same day period and stand a chance to mate. It seems if they stay in the cage for more than two days, they lose the will to feed/fly. They just cling to the screen and wait to die....