Monday, May 14, 2012

Butterfly Momma Update ... THIS you've GOTTA see!

The continuing saga of Deb and I being butterfly mommas!  *lol*  We transferred the 75 chrysalis' from the feeding containers they've been in since they were larvae and moved them to the net container that would be their butterfly habitat when they hatch in 7 - 10 days.

We had to carefully open the containers where the chrysalis were attached to the tops and then pin the container tops, or the paper they were attached on, to the inside of the butterfly habitat. 

As we did it, the chrysalis' would shake and rattle, which the pamphlet said they do to ward off predators. 

Check out this short video of them shaking - it's pretty cool! (Turn off my playlist music before playing the video to hear them)

So, now we wait ... in about 10 days the butterflies should start to emerge ... and then we feed them sugar water sprinkled on carnations, or melon pieces, which they drink the juice from.


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