Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WW: Transformation {Linky}

Daddy found Caterpillar eggs on a Milkweed plant. The eggs started in a cup, then we moved them to a small mason jar, then a bigger mason jar. Daddy kept them Milkweed leaves. We have tadpoles to, but they don't change as fast as the caterpillars did.

Soon after they hatched.


One week later. They kept eating and pooping none stop it seemed.


This is when their jar was getting cleaned out a week later. The next day they started twitching and turned black.



Daddy got a video of one making a chrysalis.


Here's the skin they shed on the bottom of the jar.



 Here's they are in their chrysalis state. They look like peppers hanging to me; with pretty gold leaf beads around them.




Five days past and now you can see their wings through their chrysalis.



Here are the Now they are Monarch Butterflies. We let them go soon after they came out from their hiding place.
















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36 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

So amazing and interesting Alissa! Awesome pictures and video. Thanks for hosting.

stevebethere said...

Nice captures heheh!

Karly Gomez said...

That is so cool! You pretty much watched the entire life cycle, and that is just the neatest experience!

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

How great is that

Celebrate Woman said...

This transformation is breathtaking!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh wow this is great :)

Leovi said...

Wonderful, I love this exquisite sequence of this wonderful transformation!

Ai Sakura said...

wow it's amazing to see the metamorphosis! so educational for the kids too :)

Jennifer Hughes said...

Happy WW! Thanks for hosting.

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Amber S. Easy Green Mama said...

That is so neat. My boys would love this!

kristi said...

This is amazing that you caught all of this in pics. and videos. Very interesting! Love it.

The Mommy said...

How awesome for your kiddos to be able to watch the entire life cycle! Amazing!

mail4rosey said...

I showed this to my son earlier and came back to show my daughter just now. This is awesome. :)

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

That is so cool! We went to the bug museum today and it was awesome. My son loved it.

Joyce Lansky said...

What an amazing scientific study for your kids. Now that's a very hungry caterpillar.

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Veronica Lee said...

How cool! I love that you captured the entire transformation, A! Love the pics! Isn't nature amazing!

Theresa said...

That is so cool Alissa! What a fun science experiment for the kids to watch.

Martin Stoyanov said...

That is so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Awesome photos!

Dominique Goh said...

So cool to see the caterpillar's life cycle.

Allison Rigdon said...

Extremely cool...I'm going to show my kids this they would love it!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

They are incredibly fascinating and great for little boys to stare at and watch them change.

Masshole Mommy said...

AMAZING! That is so cool that you were able to photograph the different stages.

My Journey With Candida said...

That was very cool for the boys to see. Pretty cool for me too.

Erika Price said...

Fantastic sequence - thanks so much for sharing!

Bernadette Callahan Powell said...

That is so amazing! :)

Felicia said...

Wow! It is awesome that you guys experienced all of that!

my family said...

my kids would love this, awesome

Tonya said...

Wow! I love that you posted that video. I called my daughter into the room to watch it and she thought it was "so cool"! We had one of those butterfly gardens once, but missed that actual part. Thank you so much for sharing it!! :)

nicole copeland said...

How beautiful

Kristin Aquariann said...

This is seriously one of the coolest WW's I've ever seen. Very neat!

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alissa apel said...

Clicking through too fast! I deleted this one by accident.

Natashalh said: Wow - really cool! Especially that you got some of it on video.


Mary said...

That was so fun to watch! Love your son's comment of "This will be the mommy one and this will be the daddy one!" Too cute!

Mary said...

So cool! I loved watching the video. What a great capture the whole way around. :)

Terra H. said...

That is super neat the way that you photographed the process so clearly.

~ Noelle said...

THAT IS SO NEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING... I AM 33 AND HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE ;)

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