Murray is Growing

Murray is Browsing

I changed his leaf and emptied the water jar (with his poop inside). He is growing and slowly wanders around his kingdom.

In this photo, you can see the caterpillar’s head capsule (the two semi-circular portions at the upper portion of the head).

In the center is the mandible and you can see the spinneret near the leaf surface (click on the image to enlarge it). Murray will be in the caterpillar stage for about two weeks and grow to about two inches long.

You can see his home in the last photo. There is a large outer jar covered with mesh. The smaller inner jar has water to keep the milkweed leaf alive. Murray is somewhere on the leaf (he likes the underside the best).

Murray's Home


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