Me and my babies

We are off on an adventure!

My boyfriend and I are going to spend the weekend with my family in the Adirondack mountains this weekend. Since it’s a long holiday weekend, everyone else has plans as well. My caterpillars need daily attention, so… they are coming with us! I have bags of plants packed to keep them well fed. I’m bringing some eggs with me as well, the ones with the possibility of hatching while I’m gone.

I am also bringing some blacklighting equipment and tree beating supplies to see if I can get any other Acronicta species this weekend. Just what I need, more caterpillars, right?

Posted on July 1, 2011, in Acronicta, Acronictinae, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. *like*

    When I was a kid, I use to find caterpillars and put them in old fish aquariums, but they never lasted very long – despite giving it leaves and grass. Possible idea for a future blog post, might be to offer some suggestions/advice for kids (and adults who are kids at heart) who may want to obtain some caterpillars, but in a way that won’t kill them?

    • That’s a great idea! I’ll certainly do something like that soon. I know as a kid I had trouble with anything beyond the most well known caterpillars (monarchs, black swallowtails). Now I’m raising them from eggs and it’s thrilling 🙂

  2. Those are beautiful!

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