Monday, September 17, 2012

Meet Buttercup


She's the newest member of the family and currently resides in our empty 10 gallon aquarium we normally use for sick fish.

My aunt brought her to us as a caterpillar who had just hung but hadn't gone to chrysalis yet.

Once her chrysalis turned black we couldn't wait to meet her. Days passed before she finally emerged with a bum wing which made flying impossible for her.

What to do with this beautiful butterfly? All choices seemed to suck. Leave her outside to starve or be eaten by another critter? Nope. Place her under a quick, heavy stomp? Hell no! Bring her inside and love her? Absolutely!

It's been over 2 weeks now and she's still going strong despite her brief encounter with the cat. I'll tell you about that tomorrow.

And just in case you're wondering what butterflies like to eat, well, Buttercup seems to love Buddy Fruits and water.


2 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, that's pretty cool! How long do butterflies live?

Sandie Knapp said...

Good luck with your Monarch butterfly. That was good you were able to find something suitable to feed her. :)