Friday, June 17, 2011

The Brood (day 4)

I hope they make your skin crawl~ lovely babies 

As you can see, for some reason the caterpillars are quite communal and where one goes and starts eating, the swarm is sure to follow. This is a photograph of one corner of my caterpillar tank with one part of the swarm of medium to large instar caterpillars and on the other half of the tank (not pictured) were where the newborns and the really small instar caterpillars were buzy chomping away! I've plucked some choice leaves from the wild and kept them in the fridge to keep fresh because these guys really can eat and they'll defoliate my entire plant in no time if I don't do anything about it.

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