Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chronicles of a Caterpillar: Day 3

 I think today is a special day! This is the first time he climbed the stick. I don't know what that means exactly, but it just may be the beginning of the big change!
 Before he climbed the stick, he went strolling around quite a bit. This also was unusual because all he did for 3 days was EAT!
I need to go do some research again to see how many days this will take! Change takes time!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Chronicles of a Caterpillar: Day 2

Man, this thing can EAT! Initially I brought some of the sames greens in for him. By morning it was completely gone, so I doubled up on the next helping. Again...gone. It was hard to keep up with him!

And with all that eating, comes "You know what"! This is "Frass" aka caterpillar poop! I can't believe it, but people actually use frass to make tea! I don't even want to go there. But you can, if you like.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Chronicles of a Caterpillar: Day 1

Heading out for a walk with Lucy this morning...


I nearly stepped on this lovely creature...

Perhaps you don't think it's lovely. I can understand that.

I posted my near mishap on Facebook (why not) and a friend of mine suggested I take her in. I can't believe it, but I've never done that before.

I accepted the challenge!

I scooped her up ever so gently along with the very leaves that she was gnawing on (they must be her favorite).

We set her up in a nice roomy tupperware container with her favorite greens, dirt and sticks and a wet cotton ball (this was the setup that my quick Google search suggested...and Google can't be wrong...right?)

More research will be done by the Gandee scientists to make sure she makes it to adulthood!


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