The balcony observer's 305th report- Open the zipper (My NO.24 butterfly) 開拉鍊

by Tsao T-F May. 08, 2021 173 views

Before this, I always capture lateral view images of the pupation process of the butterfly. However, I think the zipper may be better shown through the back view images.

在此之前,我總是拍攝蝴蝶化蛹過程的側視圖圖像。然而我認為透過後視圖或許更能展示那個拉鍊。

My NO.24 Lemon Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) baby in the pre-pupa stage on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. His skin has floated a bit, and the color has become mottled, indicating that it is about to transform. 我的第二十四號前蛹期的無尾鳳蝶寶寶攝於陽台。他的皮膚已經有點浮起,顏色因此變得斑駁,表示牠即將要變身了。

My NO.24 Lemon Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) baby in the pre-pupa stage on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. His skin has floated a bit, and the color has become mottled, indicating that it is about to transform. 我的第二十四號前蛹期的無尾鳳蝶寶寶攝於陽台。他的皮膚已經有點浮起,顏色因此變得斑駁,表示牠即將要變身了。

I waited for seven minutes, and then saw his head slowly lifted up. His skin-tight garment began to split from the back of his neck. 我等待了七分鐘,然後看到他的頭慢慢抬了起來。他一身的緊身衣從脖子後面的地方開始裂開。

I waited for seven minutes, and then saw his head slowly lifted up. His skin-tight garment began to split from the back of his neck. 我等待了七分鐘,然後看到他的頭慢慢抬了起來。他一身的緊身衣從脖子後面的地方開始裂開。

As if the zipper was opened, the head of the pupa emerged. 就像拉鍊被打開一樣,蛹的頭部於是冒出來了。

As if the zipper was opened, the head of the pupa emerged. 就像拉鍊被打開一樣,蛹的頭部於是冒出來了。

After a minute of contraction and relaxation in the cephalocaudal direction, the skin-tight garment fell to the waist. 過了一分鐘的頭尾方向收縮和舒張,緊身衣褪到腰。

After a minute of contraction and relaxation in the cephalocaudal direction, the skin-tight garment fell to the waist. 過了一分鐘的頭尾方向收縮和舒張,緊身衣褪到腰。

After dozens of seconds, the skin-tight garment faded to the tail. 再過幾十秒,緊身衣褪到尾巴了。

After dozens of seconds, the skin-tight garment faded to the tail. 再過幾十秒,緊身衣褪到尾巴了。

His eyes should not be able to see clearly at this time, but he seemed to know about the stage of his undressing. Then he began to twist in the lateral direction. 他的眼睛這時候應該看不清楚,但他似乎知道衣服脫到什麼程度。然後他開始做橫向的扭動。

His eyes should not be able to see clearly at this time, but he seemed to know about the stage of his undressing. Then he began to twist in the lateral direction. 他的眼睛這時候應該看不清楚,但他似乎知道衣服脫到什麼程度。然後他開始做橫向的扭動。

He was constantly twisting in the lateral direction "left-right-left-right", just like dancing a disco. 他不斷的做橫向的扭動"左右左右",就像在跳迪斯可舞一樣。

He was constantly twisting in the lateral direction "left-right-left-right", just like dancing a disco. 他不斷的做橫向的扭動"左右左右",就像在跳迪斯可舞一樣。

Finally, his dance clothes and mask were thrown to the floor. I seemed to hear him say: "Let it go." 終於,他的舞衣和面具被甩到地板。我似乎聽到他說:"過去的就讓他過去吧"。

Finally, his dance clothes and mask were thrown to the floor. I seemed to hear him say: "Let it go." 終於,他的舞衣和面具被甩到地板。我似乎聽到他說:"過去的就讓他過去吧"。

So my NO.24 Lemon Butterfly became a pupa. 於是,我的第二十四隻無尾鳳蝶寶寶變成一個蛹。

So my NO.24 Lemon Butterfly became a pupa. 於是,我的第二十四隻無尾鳳蝶寶寶變成一個蛹。

Timelapse of pupation of a Lemon Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) caterpillar 無尾鳳蝶幼蟲脫衣成蛹的過程。

Timelapse of pupation of a Lemon Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) caterpillar 無尾鳳蝶幼蟲脫衣成蛹的過程。

to be continued... (未完待續...)

Join the conversation
8
There are 8 comments , add yours!
Yokai - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We can easily see the small changes due to these pictures. Thanks for sharing!

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Yokai - 1 month, 1 week ago

It is my pleasure, Yokai. I am glad you are interested in these small changes.grinning

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I find your series so fascinating   thanks for sharing

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 1 week ago

Thanks, Thomas. Glad you like the series. The balcony is really fascinating, and it is my pleasure to share the secrets.smile

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Fascinating, T-F!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Nancy Andrea D 1 month, 1 week ago

Thanks, Nancy!smile

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Leon Linder 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Your telling of the caterpillar's transformation almost makes one feel the caterpillar has some emotion involved in his or her dance of life.

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Leon Linder 1 month, 1 week ago

Although human beings do not have the process of metamorphosis like butterflies, humans also have many moments to face the unknown... learn to walk, graduate from school, get a first job, marry a lover, be a mom or dad, and have a surgery for the first time... and many more. I hope that every moment is full of happiness and gratitude and is worth remembering.smile

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com