Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Anishinabe Academy 2010
3100 E. 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
How Much Milkweed Does A Caterpillar Eat?
Nevaeh D, Skyler D, Joshua L, Nikayla H, Aster M, Joseph W
Our experiment was to collect data about how much milkweed does a caterpillar eat. After the caterpillars hatched, each was put in a separate container. Each day, a fresh milkweed leaf was put in the container. Af first our caterpillar ate only a very small amount of milkweed. Each day a picture on graph paper was drawn showing how much the caterpillar ate. As the larva got bigger, it ate more milkweed. Then we made bar graphs showing the data.