Saturday, May 14, 2011
Prolific Painted Lady's
Received: 35-ish tiny, black squiggly lines in plastic container
Procedure: Use a fine paint brush to put one squiggly line in each small communion type cup after putting in 1/4" of yellow caterpillar food for each
Close: Securely seal lid to prevent prying fingers
Next: Observe daily with excited and detail oriented 2nd-3rd graders; graph results on chart
And then: Get totally excited about the 'J' shape and suspended chrysalis'
Add: All chrysalis papers to large pop-up tent. Continue counting days before arrival of butterfly beauty
Joy comes in the morning: The best time to creep out, smooshed, bedraggled, and oozing left over body fluids
Let air dry.
Feed. Notice length of proboscis.
Pretty painted lady butterflies and gleeful children.