Thursday, September 02, 2010

Alas, poor hornworms... I knew you too well

Hornworms, it would seem, are not very good housekeepers. Despite dumping the contents of their jars and replacing stems with fresh tomato leaves at least twice a day, their jars became nastier and nastier. I didn't wash them because that had led to the quick demise of the first one.

My "crop" of 14 had died down to 9, the hardier ones becoming sluggish also. Then, this morning, I saw no more hope. All they were doing was eating, pooping, growing, and turning (more) sickly shades of green. It was time for this season's Great Experiment to be over and they and their jars went out with the garbage.

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