I'm hoping for the best, to entertain a four-year-old... who wants the caterpillar to become a butterfly "right now"!!
Here's the time frame:
Discovered caterpillars on Monday late afternoon, and less than 24 hours later they were both climbing around on the sticks. This indicates they might be ready to settle in and form a chrysalis. At that point a butterfly could appear between 1 and 2 weeks later. Our deadline for the 4-year-old is 4 weeks from yesterday. She will arrive on the 1st and depart on the 25th.
Progress? After both of them climbed around Tuesday, by Wednesday morning one returned to munch on the parsley, and the other is hanging by threads to a stick, looking half the previous size, and very quiet. I guess it's time to give them names: Ichabod and Sacajawea. Ichabod is the muncher, and Sacajawea is getting on with business on the stick.
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|Tuesday: Wandering up and down|
|Wednesday: Ichabod munching on Italian Flat-leafed Parsley|
|Wednesday morning: Sacajawea starting the process, 8/28/13|
|Thursday morning: I couldn't believe my eyes!|
|Thursday morning: 24 hours later 8/29/13|