Monday, 5 July 2010

Squiggly has hatched!!!

Posted by Tom

This is my caterpillar Squiggly who is now not a caterpillar nor a cocoon - he is a MOTH!! He hatched last night whilst I was in bed. At first I thought it was a moth on the ceiling, then I thought it was my tummy rumbling, then I worked out it was Squiggly hatching. I rushed down to see Dad and told him about it and now he is in the wild (Squiggly, not Dad!!)

The second picture is his empty cocoon which I am keeping.


6 comments :

  1. Wow Tom Well done !! Fascinating to see the cocoon and how exciting to *hear* it hatching.

    Congratulations on looking after him so well : )

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  2. Wonderful news, and so lovely that now is back in the wild. How well you must have looked after him until he hatched.

    Well done.

    Sue xx

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  3. Excellent! And what kind of moth is he?

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  4. He's an Oak Eggar and hopefully he is enjoying life in the wild.

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  5. well done Tom!

    and really good you heard it hatching!

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  6. One night I thought I saw Squiggly flying around :-)

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