transformation is a messy business

at the minute i am sharing my home with three of these guys (it was four but one stopped moving and then about a hundred maggots burst out of it in an alien-esque way), in the hope that they will one day turn into large white or cabbage white butterflies.

they came from my mum and dad's crop of pak choi, which were very nice, until the caterpillars got them.

what i now know about caterpillars is that they poo a lot and they eat as much as they poo. the person who wrote 'the very hungry caterpillar' talks about the eating, but not the pooing - very misrepresentative. all i want to know now is when are the darn things going to turn into chrysalises?

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