Black swallowtail Caterpillars
I found some Black Swallowtail caterpillars in my vegetable garden (which I planted in my mother in law's house). She wanted to get rid of them so I brought them in my apartment. I did not even know what kind they were (never bread butterflies). Luckily earlier I got my son insect box with the netting so I placed them there and I keep feeding them my own grown parsley and dill. 2 are large and one is small. I am planning to go to my garden tomorrow and pot my dill and parsley plants to bring them here so I don't need to worry about food supply. The thing is its already 16th of September and we live in North France, it's getting chilly I don't know what to do after they crystallize, I guess it will be too cold to release them. I got a small garden in my apartment along with the shed, should I place the crystals there to overwinter? I don't have any confidence in refrigerating them. Any other info will be welcome as I am totally inexperienced and I don't want to harm them.
This post was edited by Kvothe on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 18:06