I ordered the Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore thinking it would be fun and educational for the kids to witness the stages of metamorphosis- it was! Below are a few pictures from the project:
(May 17 - June 5, 2010)
This is the box our larvae were delivered in.
I wonder what the mail carrier thought when he saw this!
Inside the box: caterpillars in a sealed container with all the food they need!
Watching them grow!
Time for Transformation!
Getting ready to transfer five cocoons into the garden!
Waiting 7-10 days
These butterflies will have 10,000 eyes, no nose, and will taste with their feet!!
The birth of a butterfly! The "red" is not blood -
it's meconium, the left over color and unneeded tissues from wing formation.