If you are following our posts, you probably know that I was looking for silkworms for the kids to learn about a bug’s life cycle. I finally called Mr. Pet today, while they didn’t have any silkworms, they suggested Tobacco Hornworms. According to the person on the phone, he said the worms are easier to take care of and much prettier to look at. He told me they are blue, and I immediately thought of Tessa, as that’s her favorite color. I was sure she’d be very pleased to have a blue worm. Now, I’ve never seen one before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I just wanted a worm that’s smooth to touch and have those suction cup feet! I Googled them and decided that we’d give them a try. I called the local Petsmart and they just got some nice big and “juicy” ones in. When we got to Petsmart, we found them in the Reptile Nutrition section. Hornworms and silkworms are excellent treats for Bearded Dragons and Cameleons. I can’t imagine these beautiful creatures are food for the reptiles. Someone bought 12 of them today to feed their cameleons! How sad!
Today was a very productive day, not only did we get the wormmies, we also got our vegetable saplings and we’ve already planted them this afternoon before the rain came in. Strawberries, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and guess what, Pink Blueberries! I am sure the blueberries are GM, but it’ll at least be organic right? It’s such a shame that almost everything we eat now it’s GM. I’ve never seen Pink Blueberries in my life, I’m so curious to see what they look like later. Can’t wait!
What did you do today? I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday!
- silkworms and conked out (itpix.wordpress.com)
- Grow Your Own ‘Pink Lemonade’ Blueberry (Better Homes and Gardens)
- The Manduca Project (University of Arizona) – Excellent resource!