Sunday, August 4, 2013

Caterpillar Sizes

Audrey's first Mom gave us the great idea to use a tape measure to show the sizes of the caterpillars.   That sure made sense because in the pictures there is nothing to compare to except the size of the parsley leaves, which of course can be quite varied.    ( we did get Dad's finger in one picture a couple of days ago).

So here are a few pictures we took of different sized caterpillars while Dad held a tape measure next to them.    Pictures are from 4:30 pm on Saturday, so by the time this posts they will be bigger.  

We think this guy is the biggest of all of them:  there seemed to be several about 1 1/2 inches long, but he seemed the very longest.   

A slightly smaller one (sorry for the focus).

These next two must have hatched later than the biggest ones.     You can see this guy is not even 1 inch.

And THIS little fella is about 1/2 inch long.


  1. Well that is fun just seeing how big they actually are. Very interesting. Have a great Sunday.

  2. Pretty long ! I wonder if all of them make a single line like a train. ow long it will be ?..just curious but not serious : )
    Have an easy Sunday

    Please say " Meow " to Simba & Audrey for me


  3. I hope to goodness you all can help mommy and daddy find at least one chrysalis. (Mommy can't spell that) because they are beautiful!

  4. They are whoppers! I think they would be fun to watch for hours at a time.

  5. We'd love to get one of those for our Mum - she would be so excited!!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Great idea to measure them! I wonder how much they can grow in just one day?

  7. What a great idea! Too bad you can't get 'em to wear tiny name tags...

  8. MOL @ Katnip Lounge!

    We can't wait to see them get bigger!

  9. Ugh! Even though the mom wants to put in parsley to help the butterflies, she gets the willies from anything that looks like a worm. Ewww. Guess she wob;t be looking too hard at her garden.

    PS Thanks for the email! The Girl moved into her first apartment this weekend, its been really crazy busy here, so the mom hasn't replied yet.

  10. I hope every one of them turns into a butterfly.

  11. That's a great idea to measure the caterpillars like that! We hope you get lots of pretty butterflies. :)

  12. Hmmm. Well, I guess it would be sorta fun to see them all become butterflies, but still.....I look at them and my brain says: SNACK.

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    1. Now that is one thing we have not shown any inclination to do!