“I had an idea one day to use Mexican Jumping Beans as a Cat Toy,” Paul stated on YouTube.
Mexican jumping beansm which are also known as frijoles saltarines in Spanish, are actually seed pods that have been inhabited by the larva of a small moth called Cydia deshaisiana and are native to Mexico. The larva live inside the beans for a period of months, and it needs ideal conditions to actually hatch. Most larvae simply do not make it to the pupal stage, and if they do, they turn into moths that only last a few days.
“They entertained my cat for a good 5 months.”