May 23, 2008

The Birth of a Butterfly

L's mama brought over some butterfly larvae from her classroom. I was pessimistic as two previous attempts were unsuccessful, but alas, we got a butterfly! The red liquid you see on the bottom of the house is called meconium. It’s the left-over color and unneeded tissues from the butterfly’s wing formation.

We did a release almost immediately. They only live for a couple weeks after their birth, so I figured the sooner, the better.

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3 comments:

Melissa said...

Yippee! I'm so glad ya'll got butterflies.

Mia's Mama said...

Awwww How cool is that?!?! Maybe next year Mia will get to grow a butterfly...or can you do it any time of the year?

Christina said...

That is awesome! I need to do this with my girl.

We will be in Austin the week of the June 9th...any can't-miss attractions to reccomend?