OK, I have milkweed plants. The first one showed up 2 years ago, so this is the 3rd year I have had them, and they are multiplying. I am going to move them, but right now they are in my front flower bed. I know that monarchs need this plant to survive, so I chose to leave them. Their flowers are the most aromatic of any plant I have ever had, rivaling lilacs even.\nAnyhow, I spotted 3 different teeny tiny (1/4" long) monarch caterpillars 2 nights ago, and people asked if I was going to "rear them inside". Nope, let nature do it's thing, I said.\nNext night, last night, I went looking for them, found none. :(\nSo, tonight, encouraged to look often, I found 7 of them! I think these are all brand new babies, as they are as tiny as the ones two nights ago.\nI cut off the leaves they were each on, and put the ends of the leaf stem in water in a cup covered with sarah wrap to keep the babies out of the water.\nHere's one of the 7 babies I "saved" tonight.\n[ATTACH=full]83398[/ATTACH]\nTo give you an idea of size, here he is with the tip of an ink pen next to him.\n[ATTACH=full]83400[/ATTACH]\nAnd, this is the 10 gallon aquarium that I have them in. I have paper towel on the top, before the screen lid, so they can't escape and die. It will be easy to rear them, or so I have been told. They eat milkweed - I have plenty of plants in various stages of maturity. They grown for 2 weeks until they change to the chrysalis. Once in this chrysalis stage, they will remain there for 2 weeks then emerge as a full grown monarch butterfly!\n[ATTACH=full]83399[/ATTACH] \nI will add twigs to the inside for the caterpillars to climb on and then form their chrysalis on the branches or the top screen.\nI plan to post pics often of their progress. I hope I do a good job, and they all live!