What do you do with caterpillars, anyway?

Boil them and throw them in alcohol.


(I helped create a line-up of preserved caterpillars for the Lep Course in Arizona. You can see the bagworm (from this post) in the second dish)

I plan to write a few posts about raising and preserving caterpillars soon. I also have some really great “bad hair day” shots of my fuzzier caterpillars. Stay tuned!

Posted on September 14, 2011, in Arizona Lep Course, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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