I HAVE A BUTTERFLY!!! It's a boy -- I've discovered this from the wing pattern. HE HATCHED! Isn't that super-awesome?!
Pictures soon to come. I would take them now, except my roommate isn't here, and I don't know where he's put his camera.
Butterfly butterfly butterfly! My first baby butterfly! I've never hatched a butterfly before; I'm so very, very proud. I'm going to be such a good mommy. I just fed him and put him into a bigger container. I am going to let him free, but I'm going to wait until daytime. Right now it's dark, rainy, and cold. Not the ideal environment in which to send off your first child to fend for themself.
I'm so, so excited!
Pictures soon, both of he in his cocoon, and of he now, wings and all. Promise.