A few weeks ago, Philip discovered hundreds of tadpoles in the little seasonal pond that forms in the arroyo near our house during monsoon season. He took the kids to see them and it was a unanimous decision to bring some home so that we could see their life cycle first hand!
|Top Left: Hundreds of tadpoles in the pond, Top Right: Tadpoles Day 1|
Bottom Left: Tadpoles Day 3 (Legs and shortening tail!), Bottom Left: Tadpoles Day 5 (Almost no tail!)
This particular caterpillar pupates underground so we made a habitat with tons of dirt and are hoping that it will pupate soon! I did warn the kids that more often than not, caterpillars in captivity die so they are well prepared for that eventuality, but we are doing our best to encourage the natural life cycle of this little creature!
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