Truthfully, we ended up "rescuing" some larger ones from the parsley plant because the ones we had in our cage from eggs all died.
This one just shed its skin and is eating it.
The bigger they got, and the more they moved, the more interesting they became for the kids.
I liked watching them at all hours too.
Eventually, they wandered around the cage and found a place to hang.
And form a chrysallis.
I read that the green ones are more rare than the brown ones. Lucky for us, we ended up with one of each!
Nine days later, this guy came out of his green chrysallis.
And flew away. See that tiny black speck on the cloud?
His former home, now an empty shell that resembled an alien space ship.
The brown one is still in its chrysallis. We aren't sure if it's alive or dead, but we'll keep waiting for it to emerge. In the meantime...