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What do inch worms eat?

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May 03, 2015 4:59AM

Inch worms are the larvae or caterpillars of the Geometridae family of moths, they eat leaves. The different species feed on different plants, mainly trees.

Tips on taking care of an inchworm

  1. If you find an inchworm put it in a cup or glass jar.
  2. Put some leaves in the jar or cup from the tree or plant you found it from. Put a twig in the jar or cup to because when the inchworm makes it cocoon it needs to hang from something.
  3. Poke holes in the foil or cling wrap with a sharp pencil tip. (only use a pencil tip because inchworms are small and can climb out of the holes.)
  4. Put the inchworm in the jar or cup.
  5. Cover up the cup or jar with the foil or cling wrap with the poke holes.
  6. You can leave the jar or cup inside. If you feel that you think the inchworm needs to be outside put it underneath something safe. Somewhere that nothing can get to it, it won't be knocked over or get rained on.
  7. Check everyday on your inchworm. Change it's leaves when it's running out. if needed wash the jar or get a new cup. Remember... Inchworms poop too.
  8. When the Inchworm has become a moth. Release it into the same place it came from. Or close to where you got the inchworm before.
  9. HAVE FUN WATCHING YOUR INCHWORM. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS EXPERIMENT YOU NEED TO HAVE LOTS OF RESPONABILTIES. YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF IT.