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244. Your Eggs Are Ready

  • Posted July 18, 2009 by Jon Laysell Viewed 4858 times

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The moth eggs that were laid just a couple of weeks ago [photoblog.com]have now hatched. There are now lots of tiny little caterpillars. You can get a good idea of just how small they are by looking at the size of the eggs compared to the moth in the last post. Hopefully some of these will grow to full size and then become vapourer moths themselves. I fear that many of them won't make it though. Already on the next leaf is a hungry looking spider who I suspect would love to have some freshly cracked eggs for breakfast.

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    • # Stefan Fletcher

      At first, I thought the title of your post was a great contender for one of the worst pick-up lines in history, and then I looked.
      Very impressed by the technique!

      2009.07.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jan

      wow, in 2 they really look like eggs... amazing, interesting set.

      2009.07.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      this is amazing :)
      I hope I can still have news from them :D
      By the way, you should check out the spider, maybe it can bring you nice shots!

      2009.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel