Caterpillars

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We recently attended a STEM fest in our local town hall. There were lots of interesting stalls and even an inflatable planetarium. One of the things that N saw that took his fancy was the caterpillars. So I happily bought him the butterfly kit. The caterpillars arrived two days after the date they were due to be dispatched which happened to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. This was a little worrying as you have to ensure no condensation builds up in the pot they arrive in and I hadn’t decided on the best place for them.¬†image

They arrived as very small caterpillars, barely a cm in length.Within a few days they had started to grow.

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We have now had them for 10 days and they have more than doubled in size.

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Every morning N checks on his caterpillars. I think they will soon be turning into chrysalis’.