Thursday, August 23, 2007

Happily Cleaning Caterpillar Poop

Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be cleaning up caterpillar poop!

Yesterday I went out to check the parsley caterpillars and there were only two left. I did not want to risk losing them, so I took Nickie's advice and put them in a jar and brought them inside (thanks, Nickie, for giving me the idea).
I put a bunch of parsley in the jar and a wooden dowel for them to attach to.

Last night I noticed a dark colored circular bit of something in the bottom of the jar. I wondered what that could be. This morning I noticed quite a few more little dark things (hard to see, but in the back right corner) and I decided they must be little caterpillar waste pellets. Sure does seem like they would be green, though. ;)

As soon as I got home from work, I checked the jar. They were still alive! So I cleaned out the jar (just gently shook the little pellets into the garbage can), then rinsed it out and put in some fresh parsley. Hey, I was once a cleaning girl at a hotel so I know how to keep my guests happy.

We'll see what happens from here.

5:30 p.m. LOOK! LOOK!
He's spinning his little silky thing that the cocoon will hang from!

I am so excited!

I don't think I ever did this as a kid. I was too busy ironing my long hair and lying on the couch with egg whites on my face and cucumber slices on my eyes. LOL. Those were the days.


  1. This is totally fun! I don't think I've ever done that either. Luckily, I can just come here and enjoy yours and won't have to clean up poopers for mine. Keep those pix coming!!

  2. ohmigosh, it is! This is like a science project in Zoey's kitchen. I'd like it even better if they didn't look so disgusting. Kind of like Jabba the Hut.


I appreciate you taking the time and effort to leave a comment. I will try to answer any questions you have. Please note due to Blogger changing word verification so almost nobody can read it, I have had to change to no word verification and only allow registered users to comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...