30 Days Wild 2019 – Day Nine.


twt-30-days-wild_countdown_09Day 9: I’m returning to my painted lady caterpillars as they embark on the next stage of their metamorphosis.

In the past week, four of the caterpillars made it to the top of the cup and hung down in a J shape. The process from caterpillar to chrysalis only took a day but I left them to harden for three.  One little guy never made it to the top so I scooped him up and left him on the floor of his new habitat.

In two weeks time hopefully all five will emerge from their chrysalides as butterflies!

Thanks for reading, and stay wild!

Christine x

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4 thoughts on “30 Days Wild 2019 – Day Nine.

  1. Looking forward to seeing your butterflies. Talked to my little niece today. She said 4 of the 5 she had hatched into butterflies. Hope you get all five. X

    • Only time will tell. I found it difficult to get the lid off the pot so hope I’ve not shook the chrysalides up too much. The little guy who never made it to the top I’ve put on a towel on the floor of the habitat. Fingers crossed they emerge as butterflies x

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