Day 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!