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Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Birth of Ham Ham Jr...the Bootiful Butterfly

Hiya all!

Let's take another look at Ham Ham Jr
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It's almost time...look at how translucent he's become...

And the next morning...
More translucent than ever. Mummy decided to bring Ham Ham Jr to work. She felt that it's almost time and she wanted to capture the moment...

Mummy takes over from here :

While on the MRT train (subway) I kept a close eye on Ham Ham Jr. But nothing happen. So I decided to take a nap. Woke up as we entered the tunnel and I saw Ham Ham was bursting forth from the cocoon. Tried to take a video but lighting was bad in the tunnel and I cldnt get the camera to focus....Arghh!!! And of all things. The card read FULL!!! Sorry guys...no picture of the actual "birth"

Waiting until reach the interchange and switch the card. Now for more pix...
First pix

Look at the crumpled wings....

Tummy Tag!!!

Another pix in the connecting train

A pix took by accident but take a look at the advertisement panel at the back. A strange coincident

Walking toward park near my office...

Arrived at the park. Ham Ham Jr waiting for its release

First release...

Opening wings...

Flight checking...

Full back view

It took quite a long time to dry it's wings. Check out this video. Sorry for the shaking. I was nervous yet awestruck by the beauty.

And for the final released...

Good-bye Ham Ham Jr. May you have a beautiful week ahead!

Back to Chilli:

Isnt he/she a beauty. Did you see the color of the wings?? So wonderful!! I was sad cuz I didnt get to say goodbye yet happy that mummy took so many pix of Ham Ham Jr so that I can have many bootiful memories of him/her :)

Wuff Chilli

17 comments:

Joe Stains said...

wow that is soo neat! To think that was a creepy crawly not too long ago now it is a beautiful butterfly!

Boo said...

wow chilli, your mom is so good to release the butterfly at the park. i bet the butterfly will come back and visit your mom and you from time to time. your mom is so thoughtful of putting a pencil for the butterfly to lean on.

did you just caught checking out for your biscuit?? heheeh.

wet wet licks

Boo

Scruffy said...

Woah Chilli! Ham Ham Jr is so beautiful. Aren't you a proud brother?

The Mighty Scruff

Oscar Airedale said...

That's amazing! What a BEAUTIFUL flutterby! I have so enjoyed reading the progress on your blog!

Licks
Oscar x

Peanut said...

That is so neat. I am glad ham ham jr gets to live in a park.

Bella said...

so gorgeous and set free - thanks for sharing
Wuffs
Bella

Ume said...

wow Chilli,
Ham Ham Jr is reali bootiful! such pwetty wings!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Chilli,
Here is the butterfly that Ham Ham Jr. is:
Lime Butterfly
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/2382/papilionidae/demoleus.htm
It is bootiful. That is so cool that it hatched in captivity and you got to see it. We get lots of swallowtail butterflies, there are many kinds. We'll try to get some pictures soon, there are lots of them flying around now.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Ronin_The_Pug said...

think that is the coolest thing I saw lately! Good job Chilli’s Mommy!

Katherine and Pippa, said...

How beautiful - both the butterfly and to set her (him - why do you think it's a him?) free to live her/his own life.

Ruffs from Pippa

3 Furballs said...

Hi Chilli!

Just came in here to say hi. We somehow do look alike! hee.

Tinkerbell

Chilli the Dog said...

Hiya all!

Joe stains..yup it is a very beautiful butterfly. I'm glad it hatched:)

Boo..mom had to put a pencil in cuz the branch was getting kinda weak so she put in a pencil to "strengthen" the branch.

Scruffy...I'm a girl.*blush* *blush* so it shld be sista :)

Oscar Airedale..thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed reading the progress :)

Peanut...yup. it's beats staying cramped up in the container

Bella...you're welcome :) Come back and visit soon ya.

Ume...yup! Ham Ham Jr is really beautiful :)

Butchy & Snickers...thanks for telling me the name. You guys are so smart! Do post the pix of the butterflies in your garden soon. You have a really really nice garden

Ronin...mummy says thanks for the kind comment :)

Pippa..Hmmm...i dunno why I call the butterfly a "him". cant tell the difference..hee..hee..but it sure is beautiful

Tinkerbell...hey! thanks for dropping by.

Wet licks
Chilli

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chilli.
Ham Ham Jr is really beatiful and like Oscar said we have been reading the progress and know is free to live by her own. Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a nice day
Lorenza

PreciOus said...

Awww Ham Ham Jr turns out to be a big pretty butterfly. Do you think it will fly back to look for ya? It will be so wonderful.

Snuggle,
Precious

Billy said...

Hi Chilli, that is beautiful. I bet you that she will come back to visit you:)

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

I signed your guest book little one:)

Asta said...

Chilli,
that was awesome..I've never seen a butterfly get born and get to fly for the first time, how bootiful, you should be vewy happy to have waised him/her and been part of a lovely life..thank you for sharing hamham jr with us
smoochie kisses
Asta

Amber said...

Hi Chili, How are you? The butterfly turn out to beautiful!! I bet the butterfly is grateful for everything.