Cage; Still need to clean out.Â Chrysalis hanging quietly.Â We want to put the chrysalis somewhere else and then take pictures of it.Â Not sure where we are putting it yet–hopefully in a cage!Â After we clean cage, we will put the biggest caterpillar in it.
Blue lid container; Did you know when caterpillars are scared they curl up into a ball?Â Caterpillar about 2 cm long.
Peanut butter container; Moldy food. Â Put caterpillar in nursery.Â He is on the lid without moving; think he may be molting.Â Molting means shedding skin.Â He does it because he grows out of his skin.
The Hatcheryâ€; Two babies; 5 cm and 6 cm long.Â Last of our babies.
Butterfly rearing container; Lots of tiny frass!Â Did not clean; self contained container.Â We are not going to use this kind of container again, because we can’t measure or see caterpillars easily all the time.Â It is good because we don’t have to clean out frass and the leaves stay fresher longer.
I hope that you are enjoying my caterpillar series!