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Jumping Caterpillar ??? 11th Sept 2010

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:16 pm
by kctsang
Was at Venus Drive on 11th Sept 2010, going along with the dragonfly outing when I came across this caterpillar
trying to decide on what to do as it seems to have come to a dead end of his path. It move forward, and backwards on the leave that
he was on a few times, he than decided to make a jump for it as it is the only way that he is able to make any progress forward.

Can caterpillars think ???? :pdr: :pdr: :pdr:

Having dropped on to the leave litter below he made his way to a tree trunk and began to climb it....

I must say this fellow can think lah !!! :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

Also anyone here got any idea of what caterpillar this is ???

Click on link below for the movie clip:

Jumping Caterpillar, 11th Sept 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMnwGgPPl3c

Re: Jumping Caterpillar ??? 11th Sept 2010

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:12 pm
by Fujis2
I wonder what make the caterpillar decide to jump :o

Re: Jumping Caterpillar ??? 11th Sept 2010

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 am
by buttlover
I am just wondering if you could make a slow motion for the moment when the caterpillar "jump" off the leaf? ;)

Re: Jumping Caterpillar ??? 11th Sept 2010

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:54 pm
by kctsang
buttlover wrote:I am just wondering if you could make a slow motion for the moment when the caterpillar "jump" off the leaf? ;)



Hi Buttlover, tried to slow the jump as slow as possible but still the action of jumping is a bit too fast to be captured
satisfactorily. Watch the clip at:

SlowMo Jumping Caterpillar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86TwKEcddSY
:D :D :D

Re: Jumping Caterpillar ??? 11th Sept 2010

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:32 pm
by buttlover
Thanks for the effort, KC.

It is indeed very fast. blink my eyes and it is gone. haha :thumbsup: