I’m fascinated by the gold spots on monarch chrysalides.
As most readers know, I began raising monarchs this year, releasing about 120 butterflies to date. My sixth batch is in the chrysalis stage now and I hope to release 45 healthy monarchs in the next few days.
I love this stage most because of the anticipation. The daily work of feeding for seven days, cage cleaning and monitoring the caterpillars is past. Now the fun of birth and release will soon arrive.
Today I’m posting a few photos solely to share the wonder of biology with you. I hope you enjoy the artistry and fascination of this final development stage as much as I do.
May you take your own spiritual application (or none at all) from these pictures. I feel they speak volumes. You bear the same gold markings, beloved. The signature of your Creator is evident upon you! You have been marked as His segullah (Hebrew for treasure or jewel).
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
PS: These are two of the dozen born this afternoon. Aren’t they perfect?
And I’m including a video that shows how the caterpillar literally turns into goo when it forms a chrysalis: Caterpillars Turn into Goo Before Becoming Butterflies.