Saturday, August 4, 2012
A weird thing happened yesterday. When I gave the caterpillars fresh new leaves, I added a moist paper towel to the bottom of the leaf, then put a little piece of plastic wrap around it and sealed it up with a rubber band. I *thought* that would keep the leaves fresh for a longer time- but those leaves actually seem like they dried up MORE quickly! Maybe the paper towel absorbed moisture instead of giving it? I don't know.
As a result, the caterpillars are taking a short (3 hour) road trip with me today to my grandparents' house! I will only be gone a night, but will be getting back late tomorrow and I want the little guys to have fresh leaves when they need them. Plus my grandparents have milkweed in their yard.
Posted by Samantha at Pollinator Plates at 8:44 AM