Thank goodness I put the cocoons in the habitat TODAY.
I had just finished the previous post about the cocoons and went up to grab some lunch, and there was a butterfly!
The red liquid under the butterfly in the far right picture is left-over fluids and pigment from the caterpillar and is completely normal.
If I hadn't read about it beforehand, it would have scared the wits out of me!
The new butterfly has been trying out it's proboscis, the straw-like thing it uses to drink.
Can you imagine what it feels like to go through such a transformation?
I guess I better make up some sugar water.
The girls are going to flip! They will be home from school in about an hour.