Monday, April 04, 2011

Painted Ladies

We are "growing" butterflies. For Christmas, we gave the boys a butterfly growing kit from Insect Lore that is actually pretty cool. You get a butterly "house" and a voucher for caterpillars. Then when you're ready, you send in your voucher with $3 and get 5 caterpillars. We got ours a little over a week ago. They come in this little container with food and you basically just watch them eat and grow for a week or so. As you can see, we've had fun watching them grow and change.

Last night they all crawled up to the top of the container and are entering the pupal stage, making a little cocoon around themselves, and in a couple days we'll move them to their house and watch them emerge as butterflies.

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