Sunday, August 31, 2008

Alex the Great-life cycle-day 31

After a few days under the kitchen table, Daddy got Alex the Great situated into a new home-for safety reasons.--Under the kitchen table just wasn't safe. He is now on a smaller piece of foam board inside a 2 liter soda bottle with the top cut off. (This soda bottle technique is how we always raise our caterpillars.)
He is nice and bright green, and I love the little golden spots on his charysalis. We know he is healthy because of the nice green color. We have had charysalis' die before, and they, at first turn dull, and then brownish in color.
I do need to show you Gracie's charysalis, Anjolina. She has also been a charysalis for 3 days and is doing just fine.
I won't bore you anymore with these again until the BIG metamorphysis has taken place and we present to you our beautiful butterflies--barring any unforeseen accidents that happen sometimes in a family with so many little children.


Lisa said...

This is such a great series. I just recently found your site and have enjoyed the edu fun that you have shared. My daughter loves bug and ask to check on Alex daily. Have a great week!!

School for Us said...

Great shots!!!