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§ Egg Éclosion MRP-07

 ~ Monarch Egg Éclosion MRP-2007 ~ 


2007 Monarch Butterfly Release Project

[éclosion - emergence of an adult insect from pupal case or
hatching of insect larva from egg. French - éclore, to open.]

June 25 -- Egg gathered from milkweed
   aprox egg size: H .047" x W .035" (1.2mm x 0.9mm)
     (about 1/3rd size of grain of rice)

June 28 -- Egg Éclosion - 21:45 hrs
   estimated caterpillar size: .020" x .100"(.508mm x 2.54mm)

For many butterflies, the egg case is a good source of
protein, and the first meal in their life, as a caterpillar.

Camera: Panasonic FZ30      Flash: Sunpack 383
Stacked Macro Lenses Used: Nikon 6T + Nikon 5T + Raynox 2.5
Aprox. values: diopter 12.4; power 4.0 X; size increase 300%

DOF estimated at .040" ~ .050" (1.016mm ~ 1.27mm)



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Monarch Butterfly Egg
Monarch Butterfly Egg
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
The First Chink In Shell
The First Chink In Shell
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
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Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Larva Beside Pencil  .027 Dia.
Larva Beside Pencil .027" Dia.
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
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Monarch Butterfly Larve Éclose
Base Of Egg Case Left
Base Of Egg Case Left
Top View - Base Of Egg Case
Top View - Base Of Egg Case
The Last Morsel
The Last Morsel
The Last Morsel
The Last Morsel
Off To See The World
Off To See The World