The Swallowtail Dilemma
He ate. He grew. He made his cozy home. He hasn't come out yet.
Much of the research I did pointed to him emerging between 2 and 3 weeks later, and we are well passed that time frame. Of course, the research ALSO says they can stay in their cozy home all winter long.
Which means I have a bug container sitting out on my counter - ALL WINTER LONG.
I'm tempted to stick him up high, but then what if I forget about him, he emerges and then dies because I didn't notice?
Or worse, what happens if he emerges in the middle of the winter and I have no way of keeping him alive because I can't release him outside?
Or what if it's a dud?
What, oh what, is a mom to do? Would you keep it? Be a brute and 'dispose' of it outside?
Help a mom out and give me some ideas!!! What would you do?
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