Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:18:25 -0600
From: Tim Jones <deforest...>
Subject: Re: Did you see this story about repairing a butterfly's wing?
On Dec 8th, the day it snowed in Austin our housekeeper found a gulf =
caterpillar crawling on the porch. We put it in a Mason jar with a sprig =
passionflower vine. After feasting for about a week it became a "j" and =
become a chrysalis on the stem.
On the 30th of December it hatched and we've been keeping it in a =
with little bowls of paper towel soaked in sugar water. It does nectar =
on the sugar=20
water. I know it wants to fly away but with the sub freezing nights =
these days, and the birds, I don't think it would last long outside. =
There are no=20
flowers to speak of.=20
Do you or does anyone know how long it might survive? I'd love to let it =
not right into an early death. Why was this one such a late arrival?
Another question I have, would it have been better to let it over-winter =
as a chrysalis=20
outside then and emerge in spring=85 or do they do that?
On Jan 12, 2018, at 1:01 PM, Mary Ludwick <ludwick...> wrote:
> I remain amazed that it worked.
> Mary Croix Ludwick
> Farmers Branch, Texas
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