Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Science Project Day 9
All Caterpillars are now in there chrysalus's. There are several close ups of them.
Chrysalis (pupa): When the caterpillar has grown to the right size, it pupates. It hangs upside-down from a leaf or branch, and attaches itself with a single silken string. An adult forms from the caterpillar, whose internal structure changes completely. The chrysalis becomes almost transparent when the butterfly is about to emerge. An adult will emerge about 7 to 10 days after the chrysalis has formed.
On the LEFT is the container the caterpillars were in. There is their shedded skins in there too. Those are the black remains.
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