It took a little over a week for them to develop. Today was the first day we saw colour through the chrysalis. I observed them after dinner and they were still intact. During story-time one of the girls surprised us with, "There's a butterfly!" Of course the book we were reading was put on hold as we all marveled at the creation!
One of my students quickly dispatched to bring an orange for it to feed on when ready.
Amazingly, that is where it was when I came back to school this evening. Two more butterflies were testing their wings!
With painted Ladies, if you keep them for two weeks, they are ready to begin the cycle again. Hopefully we will be able to care for some long enough to see the eggs and watch the complete cycle.