We have been watching an experiment over the last few weeks. We have got a pot with 5 caterpillars and enough food to get them to the next stage of their life cycle.

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These are the caterpillars just after we got them out of the box! What do you think all of the brown stuff is at the bottom of the pot?

This is a video of the caterpillars on Day 9. What do you think they are beginning to do?

Here are some close-up shots of the pupa that have formed for three of our five caterpillars. What do you notice about them?


Check out Paul’s fantastic explanation into the pupa stage of a butterfly to help you, by clicking on the butterfly!




The butterflies have emerged now. From the photos, how long did they stay in their pupa?

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