In this picture you can see all the bare parsley stems. Click to biggify. You can see their green poopies on the deck flooring.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Kitties, the caterpillars ate up all the parsley plant! They were hanging on the very tips of the stems, eating the last few leaves when Mom saw them. They are so voracious. Mom had to rush to the store to get them a "replacement" diet of store -bought flat parsley. They look like they are getting reasonably close to the size for forming a chrysalis, so Dad has set them up in a large tub with a cover and sticks they can use when they want to make a chrysalis. The store-bought parsley has been "planted" in a pot in the tub in some water and will be replenished as needed. There are still 8 of them. They are getting pretty big and chubby. Remember, they may look a bit icky (not many people like caterpillars) but these will be lovely Black Swallowtail butterflies.