The Eri babies are doing well. They are quite a bit different from the Bombyx cats, which is making them intriguing and also challenging.
The herding instinct is the funniest part. They want to be in a group. If one is stuck off by itself far from the comfort of the others, it will tend not to eat; of course, over the long run, failure to eat is a big problem.
They have been hatching out for the past three days, so there are cats of different ages here by a day or two. You can tell that a couple are bigger, but you have to really look.
They don’t eat nearly as much as the Bombyx cats, but they do definitely make a dent in the leaves. The little caterpillar munching on the left-hand edge of the leaf made that hole in about five minutes of concerted effort. They seem to eat in bursts, whereas the Bombyx cats are more steady munchers.