Sunday, March 05, 2006

Nite nite caterpillars



The girls wanted to kiss the caterpillars goodnight tonight, and who am I to say no?
These critters are huge! They came to us about 1/2 inch long, and now, about 5 days later, they are about 2 1/2 inches long and fat. They should be making those cocoons soon..can't wait to post pictures of our homemade butterflies.

3 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

Do you put a branch in the cup with them? What will they use to attach themselves to?

Cute photos, btw.

Susan Gets Native said...

Laura,
They are completely self-sufficient. They have enough food as caterpillars (you have to feed the butterflies sugar water) and they attach themselves to the roof of the cup...It's rough paper under the lid and it gives them enough traction to stick in their cocoons. Neat, huh? My girls are in love with the little hairy things.

Beth said...

When I was in college, one of my student teaching assignments was in a second grade classroom. The students did this project. Unfortunately, I had to leave the assignment before the caterpillers turned into butterflies, but the students were really excited about this project. Sounds really fun for the girls! And I think a lot of schools do this project too so they'll be doing it again, hopefully.