Sorry about the poor quality of the photo. I can't remove the lid so as not to disturb the caterpillars.
It seems like we have hosted these little guys for ages, but it's only been a week or so. And this morning, they did what caterpillars do...they started making their chrysalises. The five break down like this: One fell off the top of the cup and made his cocoon on the floor of the cup. Two have completed their cocoons and are hanging at the top. And two are hanging and starting their cocoons.
I think I may be more excited than Isabelle and Lorelei about this.
It really is amazing how a little hairy worm can become
something that can fly.