Berkeley's Anise Swallowtail Caterpillars and Butterflies
Kathryn and I started raising anise swallowtail caterpillars a few summers ago. Not on purpose, really. I made the mistake of rescuing one from some fennel that I had cut in the back yard, and decided to bring the caterpillar and some fennel inside so that I could watch it for a while. Well, before long I had brought in 2 or 3 more, then 20 or so. Watching these caterpillars eat (and eat and eat and eat), crawl, wave themselves around, and, especially, change their coats and finally their entire bodies is, surprisingly, very relaxing and satisfying.
The condo, nursery, bassinet, and pupa pad... new housing mod!
Eggs! new pics and vids!
Hatching and Newborn...new pics and vids!
Odd coloration... new!
What is that weird thing?! New pics!
Emergence... New vid!
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