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Fascinations GreenEarth Butterfly Kit

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  • Fascinations designs product to illustrate many magical aspects of our world
  • Learn about the life cycle, biology and care of insects
  • Nature kits created to hatch and grow live insects
  • Learn all about life cycles and biology while discovering the fascinating miniature world of live insects
  • Interactive, educational, and non-violent

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Product Description

Watch and learn all about the amazing life cycle of a butterfly as you raise your own Live Butterflies! Experience the complete metamorphosis of Painted Lady butterflies from larvae to beautiful adult.

From the Manufacturer

Watch and learn all about the amazing life cycle of a butterfly as you raise your own live Butterflies.. Experience the complete metamorphosis of Painted Lady butterflies from larvae to beautiful adult. Designed to illustrate many magical aspects of our world, Fascinations products will cause you to react with amazement and ask "What makes that work?" or "How is that possible?" By working with engineers, scientists, magicians and most importantly, kids young and old, Fascinations is proud to bring you the best in truly unique toys and gifts.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 2 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000FJ2HAC
  • Item model number: GE201
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,870 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By vanessa on August 18, 2010
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I ordered this kit and was excited when I received it BUT there was no coupon for caterpillars inside! I sent it back and Amazon kindly sent me a new one right away. Now that I have the coupon for caterpillars, I realize that it cost $12 MORE if I want the caterpillars. Let me get this straight - I spent $20 for a tiny laundry hamper and now I have to spend almost that much just to get the good stuff??? I should have read all the information because now that I have, I realize that there is a Butterfly Garden Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden that only charges $3 for the caterpillars. This was such a ripoff and not a good experience.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By momofboys on March 24, 2011
The product information on the box of the butterfly kits is misleading. The contents of the kit lists a coupon for live caterpillars. But when you open the box there is not a coupon, only an order form to purchase caterpillars at an additional charge. There are other companies that sell kits shipped with live caterpillars for a lower price. When contacting the maker of the product, customer service representatives were not at all willing to resolve the issue. They offered no explanation for the deception on the box and refused to work with me.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. Kosslow on July 18, 2007
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This toy is a great idea! Though very costly for what you get (mostly just a square netting with a few cheap accessories! You must buy the eggs separately - we only had 5 babies hatch - and after 3 days only 1 is alive! My son loved it when they hatched, but he is VERY disappointed he only has one left - and he is assuming that one will die quickly too! We read lots of extra information on how to keep them alive - but not much worked! It might be better to keep them in their natural habitat!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Justin Prevo on May 3, 2008
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You have to pay extra for the critters! I think the cost of the kit, toy, etc. is even over priced! Then to pay more for the insects is a rip off!! Someone is sure making money on this one!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pat Rychlik on May 21, 2011
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The box "Butterfly Kit - Raise your own live butterflies Watch and learn about life cycles!" is false advertising. It contained only the habitat NO LIVE material! Worse than that, the kit is useless--the zipper doesn't work at all!Fascinations GreenEarth Butterfly Kit
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41 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Joy on May 18, 2008
I'm an adult and I'm struggling. I can't imagine what this would be like for a kid. I had over 200 hatchlings. I'm down to about 60 at first molt. They eat wingless fruit flies. These may/may not be sent with the mantises and there may/may not be an extra charge. Whether you get them or buy them, the supply is woefully inadequate. I started buying them at PetCo where 20 live flies are $[...]. The mantises can eat three flies a day each. I then paid $[...] for stock, growth medium, and breeding chambers to grow the flies - which take up to a month to produce a new generation of flies, and that's turned out to be another worthless, expensive nightmare. Fruit flies can eat fruit - but only when it's rotten. Rotten fruit stinks and gets moldy. Both flies and mantises can die from that. The mantises need to be indoors where it's warm, as do the flies so you can't just put the parts that stink outdoors. The live food that these guys need, and the food that the food needs, is a whole level of complexity and expense you may not be ready for. Finally, it is suggested that you separate the mantises into their own little mantis condos since they eat each other - especially if you don't have and abundance of other food for them to eat. I was fortunate to find small plastic jars. That still leaves me cleaning, adding a water source, and adding flies to dozens of containers. I spent nearly four hours Friday night cleaning everybody up and swapping out the fruit I've been using for the flies. A horse would be less work! You can treat this casually and basically kill all your mantises, and I suppose that would be a learning experience. If you want to come out of this with happy, healthy, full grown mantises, even a couple, you're going to pay a lot of money and do a lot of work. You may want to try the butterflies!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By homescooling momma on May 13, 2012
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This product did not come with the caterpillars, we had to order them separately. However once we got them, they were wonderful. Children learned a lot and I even was able to get a video of the butterfly emerging. We released them to go on their adventures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ME on May 1, 2011
My daughter received this kit (bought from amazon.com) for Christmas. Since I bought a kit for my nephew as well, it was a different brand. I expected to find a card enclosed to get the eggs for the kit. No such luck. The minimum price for 5 larvae is an additional $12! I know the kit I bought clearly stated that it included a card to send off for your larvae and there would be an additional $5 processing fee. I paid LESS for that kit than my mother in law paid for THIS kit! I suggest you buy the "Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden" Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden instead. They are upfront about extra costs.
All this kit comes with is a mesh container, tweezers, a magnafying glass, and an eye dropper.
So right now, she has not actually USED this kit, we are looking to see if we can find the eggs cheaper elsewhere, I prefer not to give "green earth" more money. It would have been different if it was listed in the description about the additional cost being as much as the kit itself!
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