A quick glimpse at the caterpillars I'm raising in my pantry. Typing isn't so easy, because I had a mishap with my brand new pruning saw. I gashed my finger impressively, and it needs time to heal.
I believe I have twenty-two caterpillars in all. They are in various stages of development. Six have formed chrysalises, six have attached themselves to various surfaces with silken threads and are preparing to form chrysalises, and ten are still eating everything in sight.
We had friends over on the Fourth of July, and I forced everyone to gawk at my tank full of caterpillars. I think they're fascinating, and my friends were all too polite to tell me that I'm crazy for doing this.
How about you? Have you ever raised caterpillars? How did it go?
For more garden fun, check out the weekly garden party at Daphne's excellent blog.