First, we noticed Hungry and Feed-Me making their silk attachments. Feed-Me chose one of the lovely sticks we provided:
Hungry apparently was not as pleased with the selection and opted to make his on the side of the bowl:
Then they each attached their back "feet" to the silk and hung:
We missed the transformation of Feed-Me and found him like this:
But, we were able to watch Hungry shed his skin! At first, we thought he looked a bit unwell:
Kind of bloated:
But then, as his body pulsated and squirmed, his skin began to slip away:
After the skin was all the way off, the new pupa began to thrash and twist all around to get the old skin to fall away from the silk:
We missed the transformation of the third today. He at least had enough sense to choose a stick instead of the bowl! Their chysalises/ii are so beautiful - they have metallic gold accents that are just amazing! I haven't been able to get a good picture yet, but hopefully soon.
We are looking forward to having three beautiful butterflies!
One more picture - here is Samuel with one of them a couple of days before the transformation: