Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The biggest one was hanging in a "J" shape, not moving, and I thought it was ill, so I tried to "help" it. Unbeknownst to me, it was getting ready to pupate and form a chrysalis...which we actually watched (one of the most amazing things to see, truly). That's it on the bottom.
One of my caterpillars died a rather gruesome death: it was parasitized by flies (ewwww....gross!).
The last one is busily eating and getting MUCH bigger, so fingers crossed it turns into a chrysalis too. I'm obsessed with them and check on them every half hour or so. I could sooo easily have become a lepidoperist. Second (or third or fourth, in my case) career?