Monday, March 20, 2006

There be butterflies here!

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.


LauraHinNJ said...

Cool! Are they more colorful than they look or does that take a while?

Susan Gets Native said...

They've brightened up in the last few hours. The top side is alot more orange than the bottom. We have three now, and two more to go.

LauraHinNJ said...

More pics, please!