My friend, Thomas and mom and sister Sarah, came over to watch them make their chrysalises.Â We played outside, played inside and watched them make their chrysalises.
We learned a few things;
- Caterpillars act like an accordion before they make their chrysalises
- When they molt before turning into chrysalises they look like they have a really big brain
- It looks like their skin splits as they molt
- It is only a matter of minutes to molt and change into chrysalises
- They take different amounts of time to molt
- The newest ones will probably “hatch” Thursday or Friday.
- Eating and Faster may emerge on Sunday–ohhhh 🙁
- Our last one is roaming
- They can form their chrysalis wherever; some are on leaves, some on coffee filters and some on the glass!Â
We have questions
- Do you know if they are attached to the side, will they survive?
- Will they turn into caterpillars in the same order as they formed chrysalises?
- Will I be able to raise Luna Moths next year?
- Do you think it would be fun to raise Monarchs?
Today is Sarah’s Birthday.Â She is eleven!Â Happy Birthday Sarah!