This isn't a major butterfly update, but I just wanted to say that the caterpillars seemed to have had a major growth spurt just today! Maybe I hadn't noticed it up until this point, but I feel like I left them this morning looking one size, and got home and they were practically double that size. It actually kind of creeped me out, like I had gone through a time warp where everything else ages except me. That or a gremlin situation where the animals grow and multiply at lightning speed.
The cup is looking quite messy now with the silk webs and "waste" all over the place (these caterpillars live like savages), in addition to these much larger caterpillars, so I'm going to spare you and not post a photo (though I took a few so I can compare their size on my own). It's just not pretty. I guess I didn't read carefully to know the caterpillars would grow some before going into the cocoon stage! Craziness...disturbing craziness.
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