After the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis – the PROBOSCIS is in two parts. The monarch actually zips the two parts together to form a central channel – or food tube – to sip the nectar from flowers. This food tube acts like a straw ~ curling up when not in use…and uncurling into a long tubular protrusion to sip and bring nutrients into the body and digestive system. Its munching caterpillar days are over!