Pupa

DP-1, Pupa

My current pet project is the butterfly larva I adopted a few weeks ago, named DP-1 (click here).  A couple days ago, after growing to approx. 1 1/2″ long, it climbed to the top of it’s new home, gallon jar, and wrapped itself in a protective green shell.

It is now in its final stage, pupa or chrysalis, before emerging as a beautiful Monarch.  The pupa is only about 3/4″ long and hanging precariously from the edge of its plastic home.  It chose the corner of the jar so good pictures are difficult; the white strands are similar to spider’s silk which it used to attach itself.

In about a week, I will be the expectant father pacing outside the delivery room.

Thought for the DayDoubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.                                                          Voltaire

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