|Dn releasing our emperor gum moth.|
I hadn't done enough homework on what happened during the cocoon stage and thought the hard case with, what sounded like, a dried up pea rattling around inside it was a failed attempt.
We tossed it into an ornamental vase on my kitchen knick knack shelf and forgot about it. Three years later the ornamental vase started to make loud tapping noises. Ha!
Watching that first emperor gum moth drill it's way out was pretty amazing.
God's creation is certainly fascinating: our family learn so many wonderful life lessons by observing the creatures and critters God has created.
Fast forward to this summer.
The moth pictured in this post only ☺ took 2 years to hatch.
This emperor gum moths cocoon hatched pretty quickly though - once he got started - from the time we heard the first loud tap, to the moth having successfully drilled it's way out of the cocoon, hatching took no more than about 20 minutes. Once out, our newly hatched moth quickly got itself to a darkened area in our hall way to dry off.