Mona Miller wrote:
The siding on the house provides more warmth. Smart caterpillar. I left one on my siding on September 27. I was hoping to see how long it would take to emerge. On the ninth day, some thing ate it.
I got it down and brought it in -- no snacking on this one! They love their place in the storage room of our basement -- with the furnace nearby it's warm in there, and they're under my plant growing lights. I took one of the large tropical milkweeds from outside that was stripped all the way down and potted it to see if it will do anything under the lights, just for fun.
The several cats I brought in on Monday are all pupating....one of them is HALF the size of a normal 5th instar. If it survives, it will be micro-premie small. I'll update.