Saturday, April 26, 2014

Caterpillars Day 16

Three more of the chrysalides were dark this morning, and the first-born butterfly was perched on the "garden's" netting.
Late last night (still Day 15)
Up close (late last night). How cool is this?!
This morning
The red spots on the paper towel are meconium - the waste that the "Painted Ladies" produce during the pupal stage. When a butterfly emerges, it pumps the meconium through its veins into its wrinkled wings.


 We returned from the sandcastle competition to find that three more butterflies had emerged!

For earlier caterpillar posts, check this out.

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