Mystery Solved

Some of our readers guessed what this scat was.  But, nobody guessed right.

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We found out that it is from Tomato Hornworms. It was under our tomato plants.

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They are Hawk Moth larvae.  Daddy caught two of them eating our tomato plants.

Jaden and I put them in two different glass jars.  We added soil, a stick, and tomato leaves to the jars.

We only put one drop of water.  They don’t need much water.  They ate and ate and ate.

They got big!  They dug in the dirt and have turned into a cocoon.

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Do you see the cocoon in the dirt?  They will stay like this until next spring.

We have to put them in the building this winter, so they will stay cool.

When they come out of their cocoons, they will look like this.

I can’t wait!  Isn’t it cool?

Jacob 🙂

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4 Responses to Mystery Solved

  1. Neannie says:

    That is really cool! What made the footprints?

  2. heather says:

    Very good detective work Jacob! I would have never guessed!

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