Sunday, August 11, 2019


August 10, Cecropia Caterpillar

The adventure begins at 3:20 of this video, on my foot.

We've raised Luna moths, and a Polyphemus (long ago) but this must surely be the biggest cat I have ever seen. In this pose he/she's 57 zipper links or 23 stitches long, which approaches 3.5". This is a bit unscientific as I can't match up the picture to the exact spot on that insulated bag.

August 11 9am, the web is happening. 
First time-lapse is about 10 minutes of getting started.
11 hours later he/she's still busy in there (about 8 minutes worth).
 I don't think we'll get much of a view when actual pupa happens.

Aug 14 
Today I am told the moth itself may not emerge until next spring.