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First Instar Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Backyard Science: The Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Posted by Maddy Kangas -

Backyard Science: The Black Swallowtail Caterpillar As many people know, black swallowtail caterpillars feed on dill. Below, you can see two caterpillars on the same dill plant. They look very different from each other. The small one is a first instar, or the first in a succession of molts as the caterpillar grows to maturity. The larger caterpillar is in its second or third instar. You...

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Rain Barrel Level Gauge

Posted by Maddy Kangas -

This rain barrel level gauge is a simple project that can be done in less than an hour. The rain barrel will have a bulkhead sized and threaded for either a half inch or three quarter inch pipe. Our example has a three quarter inch fitting....

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