Saturday, August 4, 2012

Caterpillar road trip!

Looks like everyone is accounted for this morning! Sadly one little guy didn't make it last night. (It was still very tiny and hadn't been eating much.)

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.

Look at Charlie Murphy and Eddie Murphy... they are getting so big!

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