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Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 17

I have observed that the caterpillar cup is on top of the oranges. I think it might be because the butterflies are so strong the lifted up the food cup on the oranges!

I also think that the butterflies bit on the cup and flew and dropped it on the oranges so the juice would squeeze out!

Asked for an alternate explanation: I think the cats pushed the habitat to one side and the cups slid.

Asked which explanation is most likely: I think the one with Shelby [Shelby is our naughty kitten].

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.

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Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 15

I have observed that the oranges are still in there, but they look a little dry. I think it means that they have drunk some juice.

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.


Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 13

I observed that one butterfly just broke out of his chrysalis! We are going to transfer the butterfly to the habitat.

Mommy adds: We are moving the other chrysalises as well– we were preparing to move them all this morning when the first little stinker beat us to the punch. Hopefully we can move him without killing him.


Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 8

Today’s entry includes a narration of relevant reading:

The name of the book I just read is Houdini, the Amazing Caterpillar. First, Houdini was an egg. Then he grew up to be a caterpillar with bold stripes, a big smile, and a hearty appetite. Then he performed acts and upgraded them when the people who wanted to see them at first stopped looking. Very few people came. Then he decided to do the most amazing trick of all! He turned into a chrysalis, or a pupa, as you might want to call it. Then he opened his eyes, smiled, broke out of his chrysalis, and he was a big butterfly!

Today the chrysalises look like little plantains hanging from the ceiling.

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.


Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 7

I have observed that the caterpillars are all almost in cocoons or already in cocoons. That’s it.

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.

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Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 6

The caterpillars are on the ceiling! One is almost in a chrysalis. One of the other three is hanging upside down. The last two are still waiting on the ceiling.

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.

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Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 3

We did an entry yesterday, but the WordPress app at it. 😡

Today we see that the caterpillars are longer and we can see a stripe of yellow on their sides. We measured the longest one with a light green Cuisenaire rod (he was slightly longer).

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.

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Colin’s Butterfly Journal, Day 1

There are four caterpillars. They are black. They are not moving around at all. I see silk– that means they are fine. I know because the instructions say so.

The above was dictated by Colin and transcribed by his mother.

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