Thursday, September 29, 2011

Silky ... a caterpillar story.

Silky by imajane
Silky, a photo by imajane on Flickr.

Silky decided the moving section of the ranch slider window would be a good place to begin chrysalis preparations.  Luckily he was put off pretty quickly when the door was opened several times. 

I was intrigued to see the silk be laid down with big sweeping movements of his wee head.  These layers become the anchoring to hold the chrysalis on in strong winds etc.  The silk layer was really smooth to the touch. 

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