Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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My butterfly metamorphosis experiment is progressing nicely. All five caterpillars have now entered the pupal stage, hardening into chrysalids. It is within this housing that their caterpillar body parts will undergo a remarkable change. This transformation will take between 7 - 10 days, at which time they will emerge as beautiful winged butterflies.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

That is so neat! I really want to buy some for my boys so they can see what happens.

Jennifer Thompson said...

Cool! Hope you get to see them emerge.

Chelsea said...

Wow, how amazing to watch!

Melinda said...

Very cool macro!

snapshots2011 said...

I love how spiny they get- it's amazing

Catherine said...

Please forgive me -- but I'll come back when they're butterflies! ;-)

Kara said...

awesome!

Gretchen said...

Very cool! Love seeing the updates! =)

Kimberly said...

Very cool! What kind of butterflies are you raising? We raised a bunch of Monarchs last summer and plan to raise more this year. It is truly incredible to watch.