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Zebra Swallowtail Molt

Posted by bandjzmom 7 NWGeorgia (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 16:17

Ok, #1 completed molt last night. #3D and #4L have just molted, and I got to watch #3 do his thang! So cool! Here is #4L after its molt. Remember that it was a light colored cat off the tree.


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This is #3D just prior to molting.


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Here is #3D as it begins to molt.


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#3D with molt completed. He was dark when he came off the tree on the 8th, and he is still lookin pretty dark.


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GOOD NEWS!!!! All 4 cats successfully molted and are bigger and eating more. Harvested more Pawpaw for them just now. This is so exciting! Sorry if I post too many pics of them.. :o)


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Not at all!! I'm enjoying the docudrama:) You should be proud!!


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Love it! keep the pics coming!!!


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Thanks guys! I am obsessed with these caterpillars. They are different in so many ways from other species that I have raised. It takes hardly any provocation for them to protract their osmeteriums. In fact, sometimes simply opening their containers is threat enough! I am often greeted with the sight of the bold golden glands and the potent odor which accompanies them. It's a smell unlike anything I have ever smelled. They like to hide underneath the Pawpaw leaves and will even crawl in between the layers of the napkins to hide. I open the containers and can't see them anywhere. They are just so cool. New group pic coming soon. Thanks for indulging me and for your nice comments and encouragement! :o)
~~Angie


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Love, love, love all the photos! Please keep sharing them with us. This may be the closest some of us ever come to these little guys.

Mary


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