Painted Ladies

Our painted lady caterpillars have finally stuffed themselves full of yummy caterpillar food and have spun their chrysalids.  Now we wait…I took a short video of the last caterpillar as he was forming the last part of his chrysalis:

Okay, technical difficulties…working on getting that uploaded for you…

Here are the little guys “hanging” themselves:

This will be there humble abode once they emerge:

They will emerge in the next two weeks, so I’ll post pictures when they do.

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on April 27, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Laurie Sheftel

    Hi Kristen—
    We’ve raised Painted Ladies in my kindergarten classroom for several years and it is such an authentic science experience! I wanted to let you know about a picture book that I use called The Butterfly House by Eve Bunting. It is a beautiful book but what makes it super-special is that it’s about Painted Ladies specifically, not Monarchs as is often the case.


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