We received these tiny little things in a tube...fresh from the eggs, a few were still Eggs!
They quickly began to grow as we watched, and watered the gel till they were ugly little Larvae!
They kind of look like spiders, right?!?
Then it was time for them to enter the Pupal stage
I kind of thought they had died. ;?
They emerged as little white critters that were super hungry!!! They were ready for their raisins? Yep, soaked raisins cut in half..
...and poop, oh dear heavens the poop!
They changed to pink and continued to darken.. We loved watching them grow, shed their exoskeletons, and grow some more!
We also studied Delaware...seemed fitting!
These little ladybugs kept growing, changing, and developing...
Till it was time to let them go...
...it was a Beautiful Journey~ So with a few tears & song we released them to the garden. So they could fly away home.