I dislike caterpillars but I do it for the kids and as I say to them, "They can't hurt me." As I worked away and helped the kids, my class photographer took pictures. She did a fabulous job! Perhaps it's her future career.
Our caterpillars arrived on Thursday (they were about 1 cm long) and it's taken a couple of days to put them into their new homes. The kids had a great time. We'll keep you posted with what we notice and observe.
Thank you Hannah M. for taking the pictures.
|Setting up the materials.|
Showing them how to pack down the materials.
Working hard to pack down their nutrients.
|This one just doesn't want to come out.|
We had such a good batch this year that I didn't have enough vials for ALL of the caterpillars. I had to triple up on some of the caterpillars. I've never had to do that before. We'll see how they end up doing. I'm wondering if the more dominant caterpillar will take over and eat all of their food.