Monday, September 16, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ever heard of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Surely you have. If not, it's a very cute children's book about a very.... well, you got it.

That seems to be what I have! No, not the book... the caterpillar it tells about. He certainly has been hungrily eating his way through a LOT of purslane! Want to see how big he is now? Here he was on Wednesday:

And here on Saturday:

That's a nylon stocking at the top of the jar. I had the jar lid, with holes drilled in it, on for a while, but the sides of the jar got fogged up, and I was afraid it was too moist and things might get moldy, so I did the stocking thing. It took care of the moisture problem, plus now I can see him from the top, too, through the nylon.

Here are the close-ups, for you caterpillar lovers (are there any of you out there? heehee). Wednesday:


Just look at how much of that jar he takes up now! I'm wondering if I'm going to have to make him a bigger home. I didn't know he'd get that big. The moths really aren't so very big.

I'm thinking I should've left him in the garden, to clean up the purslane without my having to pick it for him! Ha! Actually, what I'm really thinking is: What would've happened to him if I hadn't brought him inside? I can't imagine him surviving out there.


annie dee said...

Yeowza he got big! Better get a bigger jar fast...

Grandma G said...

He's still eating and growing! Not sure what to put him in. Maybe an ice cream bucket. Our dirt is pretty wet right now, as we got rain Sat. night, so he'll have to wait a bit till things dry out some and I can get more dirt.