A Pupa, Supa Dupa! (thanks Wonderpets for that song!)
We collected monarch caterpillar eggs while at my in-laws for our recent wedding trip… some hatched, however we were unable to keep the little tiny guys alive… so we were thrilled when in Maine that we found some large monarch caterpillars! We took some home with a bowl full of milkweed leaves intent on following the progress from caterpillar to butterfly.. and boy were we surprised to find that they were ready within 1 day of being home!
I captured some photos of the first caterpillar’s progression from Caterpillar to Pupa.. though not the best (my digital is not good with ‘up close’…)
And then this morning when Caterpillar #2 started his progression (shedding his last skin to reveal the pupa stage)
I also did a quick video, but I don’t have enough room here unless I purchase more … I haven’t investigated that… maybe I will later…
On to camp work! yuck!