By Katie & Wendy
June 20, 1997
June 20, 1997 Two more of the caterpillar's changed into chyrsalis' today! They just crawled to the top and started to change. Today we got to see it though! First they crawled up the side of the cup to the top of the cup. Then we saw them making their silk. They really do move their heads from side to side. We couldn't really see the silk coming out of their mouths, it is too hard through the cup and it is so small to see. When he was ready he hung upside down like a "J" and rested. Then we started to see him move every once in a while. He looks funny. Wendy says that he looks like he is doing a sit-up. He is stretching the skin off of himself. The old skin. Pretty soon when we checked again the caterpillar was gone and there was just a chrysalis there. It is kind of a gold or brownish color. We were surprised that it didn't take that long for him to change. He must be in a hurry to change into a butterfly. Wendy says that as soon as they are done changing we have to take them out of the cup and put them in a big aqarium. We have to do that because there isn't enough room for them to hatch in the cups. Here is my picture of what the chyrsalis looks like.