>>7846046 it took me exactly 2 mins of google search to look for this :Tomato hornworms are known to eat various plants from the family Solanaceae, commonly feeding on tomato, eggplant, pepper, tobacco, moonflowers and potato. Accordingly, they are often found on defoliated tomato plants, the caterpillar clinging to the underside of a branch near the trunk. They are difficult to spot due to their green coloration. Tomato hornworms fluoresce differently from tomato leaves. Using an ultraviolet light source of 375 nm and viewed behind a blue-blocking filter (yellow or amber filter), a tomato hornworm fluoresces in bright green while a tomato leaf appears deep red/amber. This sharp color contrast helps gardeners locate tomato hornworms at night. They can be reduced by planting marigold flowers around these plants. >For your information, carrots and tomatoes are roughly the same because they both contain high amounts of carotenoïds.
>>7846063 >>7846046 If you would be too much housewife with cat too get this. Their primary color is green because this gives camouflage, carrots may be orange but their foliage is green thus an adaptation of the caterpilllars to turn orange wouldn't be beneficial and thus unlikely.
>>7846063 yes but "roughly the same" isn't good enough here. They need to eat carrots and so far I haven't found anything on this matter.
They eat the leaves, but I want to know what force feeding them carrots would do to their skin, they're not chameleons, they can be turquoise even. If we add more carotene into the foliage of tomatos maybe it will turn the hornworms orange and make them easier to spot for predators as well, it would help reduce the use of pesticides don't you think?
>>7846075 Look here Faggot,let me "children's book" this for you. The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar eats plants, plants are green. Plants are green because they contain chloroplatst, wich are used for photosynthesis. If the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar were to turn orange from your carrots, that means the chloroplasts from the plants were responsible for his green color before. Wich would mean that in the first case he would no longer be the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar, but the Very Very autotrophic caterpillar.
Ps: autotrophy is the ability to make energy by yourself, in this case we're talking about foto autotrophy.
>>7846097 ok nigger if you want to get down to brass tax then let me inform you that I know what makes a fucking caterpillar green, which is why I'm trying to figure out if the carotenein the carrots would turn that caterpillar orange due to the carotene inside the carrots themselves, im not talking carrot leaves here. I know the hornworms turn green because they feed on green shit, now what I need to find out is if we feed them orange shit they'll turn orange. Never mind the whole tomato leaves that was just a side note and not the main reason I made this thread.
>>7846097 >>7846075 Also plants naturally contain carotenoïds as it protects them from the blue aspect from visible light (this has shorter waves and is higher in energy,wich may damage parts of the plant). So if they were to turn orange they would already have done it by eating any or most plants. Also"forcing" them to eat carrots? Have you ever bred caterpillars? If you don't give them what they normally eat they won't just eat anything green,or orange in this case, they just say fuck you dude and roll over and die.
>>7846119 >>7846127 >>7846097 Look i wasn't going to be an ass about it but for your information, not everything turns the same color as what he eats most. If that were the case i would probably have the color of steak and you 'd probably have the color of nigger phallus. Also you're on a science board. If people don't know something here the find it out by experimenting. Who knows, you might be the dude who turned all the caterpillars oraznge and by it saved humanity from degenarcy.
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