Friday, May 11, 2012

Update on Butterfly Mothering ... we have chrysalis's

Small containers with one soon-to-be
butterfly inside.
Larger containers with 4-5 soon-to-be
butterflies inside.
So, we are nursing butterflies here ... actually, they were larvae at first (see here for when we first started 8 days ago) .. then they ate the butterfly food, grew into caterpillars, and now are attaching themselves to the top of the containers and becoming chrysalis ... so in a day or two now we'll have to transfer them to the butterfly net container, pin the top of the container with them still attached to the net, and in another 7 - 10 days, the butterflies are suppose to emerge... hopefully... 

Then we feed the butterflies with sugar water sweetened flowers or melons until we release them on Pentecost Sunday, May 27th.

More to come when we transfer them and they start to emerge.........

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