Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cabbage White Butterflies III

This week was low-key because we had some sick kiddos.

The butterfly eggs arrived from Carolina Biological Supply Wednesday morning. 

They were on a piece of tape inside a little vial which was taped to instructions. The delivery guy was  skeptical about the whole thing when I told him he was delivering butterfly eggs. Neither of us were aware that they were instead a hard plastic tube and therefore safe.

Our radish plants grew!

We (carefully) cut the tape into pieces and lay them egg-side down on the radish leaves.
They hatched after a couple days. I've found three caterpillars on our plants. They're very tiny and blend in with the leaves, so they're hard to see. But you can see the holes in the leaves from them eating away.

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