Thursday, August 20, 2009

232: Still hanging in there + a little game

According to my sources this is an eastern black swallowtail butterfly caterpillar and it has 6 true legs and 10 prolegs. Anyone who guessed any derivation of that was entered into the drawing.

Now the results of the purely scientific random winner generator (Sophie picked a name out of a bowl) the winner is.......

CLAMMY!

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Thanks for playing everyone. I've really enjoyed all the comments.
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I'm thankful a hungry bird hasn't found it, yet.

Now for the game. How many legs does this caterpillar have? I'll draw a random winner from all the correct guesses. You'll win...something fabulous, I'm sure (I'm thinking about this as I write, but you'll get something.). Contest will be closed Tuesday at 8:00am EST.

16 comments:

Cherie said...

My guess is 22! If I am not even close please let me know so I can buy myself some glasses! Love the picture though...

AZ Hey-mon said...

I guess 10.

Afreaka said...

I guess 16.

That's an amazing picture, BTW!

Afreaka said...

But, only 6 of those are "true" legs, I think.

Colorado Kid said...

I think 18 is what I come up with when I teach the life cycle.

What an amazing picture!!! You better enter it in the BYU thing! It's a grand prizer!

Cherie said...

This guess comes from Kalani.. he said zero because they don't have legs, he thinks they are arms???

mjhay said...

I think 16. But there are only 3 sets are true legs. The rest are called prolegs I think.

Dragon said...

6 (3 pairs) of true legs.

Dragon said...

I found this cool website:

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/faq/appearance/8

copy and paste in the web address bar.

Clammy said...

3 sets of legs..... (so 6 total)

Dragon said...

I like this photo better, every time I look at it.

Afreaka said...

Congrats, Clammy!

I'm jealous. Chickadee has such cool prizes.

Colorado Kid said...

I also love this picture more and more! I dreamt about it!

Yeah for Clammy! :)

Chickadee said...

As long as it's not giving anyone nightmares. :)

Clammy said...

Wow!!! It is a rare thing for me to win something!!! YAHOO! =)

Dragon said...

now you need to capture it in digital not a net when it emerges from the chrysalis.