Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Eggs Changing Colors

I did some more searching for information on the egg stage of Painted Lady caterpillars. It appears it is shorter then I realized, only 3 - 5 days before they hatch. We learned the eggs turn dark shortly before they hatch. We looked closely at our eggs this morning, and we found some dark eggs. I'm hoping I'll get to watch one hatching, and crawling around. I'll post photos when I have them.

I also learned that one Painted Lady can lay up to 500 eggs! I don't think we have that many, but they are so tiny, I might be surprised.

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