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    It fell out of a tree at my moms house. The kids found it and we set up a cage for it and they are calling it Luna. Luna is a Luna moth. They keep the green color as they become moths. They eat leaves off of birch trees(which it fell out of). My daughter did some research on it before i agreed to keep it. So it is in a 10 gallon tank and the kids are going to keep track of it and watch it cocoon and turn into a moth. They are one of the largest moths here. Can get up to 4 and a half inches across. :)

    Luna right before we got it's tank ready. :)
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    forgot to mention that Luna will be set free after it becomes a moth. :)

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    Cool!!! The metamorphosis thing is a true miracle of God!! So neat that you are letting the kids see it happen.

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    We would find these on the side of the bard at our old house in North Carolina. They are beautiful and HUGE.

    Can get up to 4 and a half inches across.
    I have never seen one SMALLER than a dinner plate. Can't wait to see yours. Keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Cool!!! The metamorphosis thing is a true miracle of God!! So neat that you are letting the kids see it happen.
    The kids were so excited about it. I have to make a good top for the tank so the cats can't get to it. I really don't like bugs that much, but as a moth, they are beautiful.

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    Wow, that is soooooo COOL!! Maybe you could take us along with pictures of the process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers
    We would find these on the side of the bard at our old house in North Carolina. They are beautiful and HUGE.

    Can get up to 4 and a half inches across.
    I have never seen one SMALLER than a dinner plate. Can't wait to see yours. Keep us posted.
    Oh, goodness!!! I've never seen one that big. We found one at work that had died and it was between 4-5 inches. The site my daughter was on said about 4 and a half inches. I can't wait to see how big this one gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Wow, that is soooooo COOL!! Maybe you could take us along with pictures of the process?
    Yes, I will do that. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers
    We would find these on the side of the bard at our old house in North Carolina. They are beautiful and HUGE.

    Can get up to 4 and a half inches across.
    I have never seen one SMALLER than a dinner plate. Can't wait to see yours. Keep us posted.
    We have these all over our place! They are huge and beautiful :)

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    What a great learning experience for them!

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