Today we woke up to find our caterpillar hanging from the lid. We knew it had reached another stage.
Our other caterpillar is still eating leaves =)
We turned to a book for more information. We love this book by Claire Llewellyn and Simon Mendez. It includes tabs with each stage of the butterfly life cycle.
While reading it, the little guy spotted the stage our caterpillar is at. In the book it is explained as the hanging stage where the caterpillar looks like the letter J.
Just a few hours later and the big sister noticed the chrysalis! We will be more careful to watch the other caterpillar build its chrysalis. It took about two hours.