|Our mini-science lab includes a terrarium and a ladybug habitat.|
Our current science lab includes a terrarium made from a 2 liter bottle (which is ready to be transplanted) and a ladybug habitat. The jar contains several caterpillars, roly-polies, and a group of ladybug eggs. Joshua found a ladybug in the backyard this week and added it to his jar. She escaped when he opened it to peer in at some point, but he later found a cluster of bright yellow eggs. We assumed they were ladybug eggs but Googled it to be sure. Here is what we found:
|This photo confirmed for us that our bright yellow eggs were ladybug eggs.|
Yep, that's definitely what we had in the jar! So now Joshua is super-excited. We found out that eggs hatch within 4-10 days and get darker when they are ready to hatch. His bright yellow eggs are now dark and starting show signs of little bugs ready to enter the world.
|The ladybugs eggs are now dark and showing signs of ladybug larvae!|