I had my first cecropia moth caterpillars start hatching last night =D. The last adult moth died a few days ago. So now the cycle begins anew! I've already raised over a dozen monarchs this spring. I also plan to try a new species, the luna moth, this year.
Here is the first cecropia moth from earlier this spring.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex-YE1rQ6FQ"]cecropia moth - YouTube[/ame]
Baby cecropia caterpillars hatching <3 <3
The first batch of monarchs from about a week ago. They are currently chrysalises and should be butterflies in a few days =3.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-peUYbNsIw"]Hungry Monarch caterpillars - YouTube[/ame]