Oh, what to do? A caterpillar has drowned! Could you possibly save it?
We saved this one with good ole table salt. Dead isn’t always dead!
Maybe you can … we’ve saved several before we learned how to add host plant cuttings to their rearing containers without also providing an opportunity to drown. Open water and caterpillars are not a good combination.
Our newest webpage explains how table salt can save the life of a drowned caterpillar. Check it out!