The luna caterpillars are still rocking along so far. They eat like hungry hungry hippos so it’s a race to keep them well-foliated. I’ve been making lots of trips down the street for more walnut leaves. But how can you not love these sweet little faces?
Fun story: Today when I was snipping of bits of leaves to move the caterpillars to fresh foliage I accidentally snipped one caterpillar in half. (I did mention I’m terrible at caterpillars.) Anyway, the two nearest caterpillars immediately started chowing down on their dearly departed sibling like it was the best thing since bacon ice cream. Then, apparently, they got so carried away they started trying to eat each other, and for the first time in my life I got to break up a caterpillar fight.
My caterpillars are a bit overcrowded at the moment, so I’m planning to spread them out across a few more containers. On the other hand, I suspect if I don’t they’ll take care of the issue for me.