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