Monday, April 25, 2011

Video of our chrysalids

Here is some information taken from a website I found this evening.
 A caterpillar (larva) will make a chrysalis (for butterflies) or a cocoon (for moths).  It will spin some thread around its middle section (called the belt) and produce a patch of coiled thread at its tail end (called the pillow).  It's skin will be shed for the last time and a shell will form underneath its shed skin.  This shell hardens into a protective case which is the chrysalis.  

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