Watch out little monarch!
This tiny larva is in its first stage of growth, called the "first instar." Fewer than 10% of monarch eggs survive past the first instar stage. Therefore, it's OK to collect and raise monarchs indoors. You will be protecting them from their enemies. "I call the eggs I collect rescued eggs," says Texas naturalist Carol Cullar.
Image courtesy of Marcy Cunkelman
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