First batch of Monarchs are entering their second instar stage. This fellow below has just shed his skin and head case. The tiny head case sits next to him on the leaf. He will soon turn around and eat his old skin. Nature hate to waste anything. His little antennae will soon unfold as they fill with fluid and his head and legs will darken.
35 more hatchlings emerged. I will soon lose count of the hatchlings... too many babies to keep track of individuals. Found one more dead egg.
Found 20 eggs.
Total egg count : 220