Speaking of Eggs
A Conversation With Dr. Lincoln Brower
By Elizabeth Howard
monarch eats its own shell
as soon as it hatches
will it do next?
What do you
find most interesting about a monarch egg, I asked Dr. Brower while talking
on the phone. His response was so fascinating that I asked him to stop.
I quickly plugged the phone into a voice recorder so I wouldn't miss a
how he began:
"Monarchs have to be careful not to lay more than one egg per plant
(or leaf) because, when they hatch, the caterpillar will eat its own
eggshell. The next thing it will do is wander over and _____."
you suppose Dr. Brower completed that sentence?
listening to the full conversation, think about this:
do you think monarchs typically lay one egg on a milkweed plant
listen to Dr. Brower.