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Anybody like Caterpillars?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickypoo, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. chickypoo

    chickypoo Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    [​IMG] I have found the last few ones of the season! I have three, one is in a chrysalis, one is getting ready for it and the other is still growing. They are nice little guys, quite, easy to keep and I am pretty sure they are a type of swallowtail.[​IMG]

    Annie is on the left and Mini Me is on the right

    This is Nick, he has been a chrysalis for about a day now. For some reason none of the sticks I gave him were good enough, he chose to change in an old egg carton.[​IMG]

  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Ohhhhhhhhh............too cool!!! I think they are so amazing and love watching them change!!!! Have fun with them!!!! [​IMG]
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Very cool!
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    I picked up a very fuzzy greenish-yellow one today with spikey black hairs in a couple spots and put him in a tree so he could avoid the chickens. Wonder what it will turn in to?
  5. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    awww I luv them !!!

    For sience class, we hatched out 4 cocoons.. And Then realesed the butterflies !! so freakin cool
  6. I adore caterpillars! My husband found an AWESOME one that we let go a couple of weeks ago, it was white with black spots and black hairs sticking up. I have never seen or heard of a black and white caterpillar before that!
  7. chickypoo

    chickypoo Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Well I did a little digging and found that they are either Eastern or Western Swallowtail Butterflies. Most likely they are western, I am a bit far for the easterns, but we'll see. I did read that sometimes they will turn into a chrysalis and over winter that way! I don't think I could wait that long, I hope they hatch!

  8. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    I saw the title and I thought you were feeding them to the chickens!!! ha ha [​IMG]
  9. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    I have a soft spot for caterpillars too, even when I know they're just moths. I found a 3 inch long "woolly bear" this morning on the patio.

    I moved him to the woodpile before the chickens found him!
  10. brandywine

    brandywine Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Western PA

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