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Caterpillar Update

This is a discussion on Caterpillar Update within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Since the Black Swallowtail Caters have eaten themselves out of house and home I have ...

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    Since the Black Swallowtail Caters have eaten themselves out of house and home I have moved them into the Cater Cage and am supplying them with store bought parsley. They have grown quite a bit and are starting to think about making their chrysalis. I have put a Ficus in the cage for them to attach. The Monarchs are well on their way too. I will move them into the cage to protect them.
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    Cin, I am impressed at how you taking care of the caterpillars, really nice. I hope we will have the opportunity to see some butterflies, later I am also interested in how it looks lik their chrysalis, so pls keep us inform about that.

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    that looks like a really cool project. Did you find the caters in your garden- or did you go collecting? Would love updates!

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    Cin, that is so cool. I have never tried anything like that. I would love to see them go through their cycles too. What a cool thing you are doing. Bravo.

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    Thanks all I will keep you up dated.
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    HAHA! When I read your original post, I thought that you meant "cater cage" as in you were catering to them! Then as I read on, I understood that it was shorthand for caterpillar cage...I suppose I should think about work a bit less, as I work for a catering company. This IS a cool project! I can't wait to see how they turn out!

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    It is shorthand for Caterpillar but actually Jason I to cater to them. Bringing them fresh parsley daily, LOL

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    What are the Monarchs eating? Is that your passion vine? They are very cool with their little horns.

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