Our very hungry caterpillars

3 days after our return from holidaying in Norfolk we received 10 tiny black caterpillars in a little parcel on the doorstep.  We ordered two jars (1 each) of Painted Lady caterpillars to raise into butterflies from Insect Lore.

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We have lovingly done nothing whatsoever to raise them, they came in food laden jars and will remain until they pupate.  To our surprise they have grown at a phenomenal speed, eating non-stop since their arrival.  Here is their progress so far…

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By day 10 they had all pupated! Once the chrysalides have hardened we will be able to transfer them to the net ready to emerge.  I will keep you updated! 🙂

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