The furry beasties finally turned themselves into chrysalides. I read the instructions about how to get them out of the container and then began the process. I lifted the lid off and then had the Cobbler hold the paper they are attached to while I picked the pieces of "silk" (e.g. the cobweb like stuff they made in the cup) off of them and the paper per the instructions. Then came the fun part---the transfer into the butterfly house. Here are some photos pre-transfer:
Then, Red moved the fifth chysalid into the house. You're supposed to put a napkin or paper towel in the bottom of the habitat and lay any "droppers" on top of it.
Don't you love the kids giggling at their terrified mother? Here we are after we (or should I say "I") calmed down.
Now we wait seven to ten days for the butterflies to emerge.