We’re repeating the “caterpillar to butterfly” life cycle project that we did a few years ago. Although I ordered 10 caterpillars total, we received a few more from the company called Nature Gift Store on Amazon.
I hope they all survive. For the next week they’ll continue to eat voraciously: a condensed layer of their necessary nutrients is in their enclosed cups. Once they enter the chrysalis (pupa) phase, they will climb to the top of the jar and hang upside down. So for another week, it’s observation and making sure they are not getting too hot nor too cold.
Ellis is sensitive to having bugs near her when she eats, so the cups are exiled to another room. When we did this project years ago, both kids checked on the caterpillars daily. This time around they’re nonchalant, maybe less interested, perhaps too busy with video games?? 🤔
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