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Why This Monarch Chrysalis Was a Big Hit

Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch chrysalis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis proved to be a big hit. Literally. This particular monarch...

Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier  takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 4:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Innovation

The Making of a Monarch

A monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Monarch puppets are available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're addicted to monarchs--and lament that they're overwintering in coastal California and in central Mexico and nowhere near you--no...

A monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Monarch puppets are available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Monarch puppets are available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). Monarch puppets are available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology ask the question:
Monarch t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology ask the question: "Got milkweed?" Milkweed is the host plant of monarchs; monarchs lay their eggs only on milkweed and caterpillars eat only milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology ask the question: "Got milkweed?" Milkweed is the host plant of monarchs; monarchs lay their eggs only on milkweed and caterpillars eat only milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM
 
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