Dead Black Eastern Swallowtails?
semjase at aol.com
Mon Nov 3 21:01:16 EST 1997
If the pupae are still flexible they may very well be ok. If they have bcome
blackish or dried and stiff they are dead. Looking at them so the sun shines
through them will tell you also whether or not they are healthy also. If they
are not it will illuminate the interior somewhat and the dried up material
will be visible. Good pupae for that species do quite well in the frig for
the winter if they are brown but the green ones seldom diapause.
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