I stopped by school to check on the chrysalises and I found 25 butterflies flying around the butterfly houses. We are waiting for 7 more to emerge from the chrysalises.
This post was really for yesterday but I ran out of time to upload it. The day started with 23 chrysalises, 7 caterpillars in their “J shape” and 4 caterpillars.
I set up the iPad to record an overnight time lapse video of a large cup of the caterpillars. It is 15 hours condensed into 30 seconds. Everything happens fast.
This morning we still have two caterpillars but they are laying on the bottom of the cups so I’m not sure if they will form their chrysalises.
I do have a 14 minute long video of a caterpillar forming it’s chrysalis and will try to set up a link for that.
I brought my iPad to school today to capture some time lapse videos of the happenings in my office. I am hoping to capture some of the changes as the caterpillar transitions into a chrysalis. The students have seen this video this morning.
Check out the video at ~12 seconds and you can see one caterpillar drop into it’s “J shape”.
We now have two caterpillars that are hanging in their “J shape”. I am sure we will have more tomorrow morning.
Well, there were no chrysalises when I arrived at school today and there are still no “J-shaped” caterpillars. Will there be one tomorrow? We’ll have to wait and see. This caterpillar is stretching between both sides of the cup.
We should be seeing some chrysalises soon. By the time we get back to school I wonder how many caterpillars and chrysalises we will see.
The caterpillars are really starting to get big.