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Insect Lore Ladybug Land

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  • Watch the small larvae eat and drink from special gels, form cocoons, and emerge as adult ladybugs
  • Includes sturdy Ladybug Land habitat, magnifier dome cap, coupon for 15 to 20 ladybug larvae with special food and complete instructions
  • See-through domed habitat allows you to get a bug?s eye view
  • Discover the ladybug metamorphosis in the Ladybug Land
  • Watch your larvae grow into adult ladybugs
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.2 x 8.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000099Z8H
  • Item model number: 2100
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,758 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
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Experience nature up close with Ladybug Land from Insect Lore. This enthralling educational kit gives kids the opportunity to observe ladybugs through every stage of their lifecycle. Children ages four and up can watch real ladybug larvae while they eat and grow into pupae and metamorphose into Pink Spotted Ladybugs. Children will love viewing the ladybugs in their included observation habitat, which has a built-in magnifying lens.

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Age: 4 years and up

Requirements: Larvae, which are available with the included mail-in coupon ($5 shipping and handling required; ships to all U.S. states except Hawaii).

Warranty: Insect Lore guarantees that at least 10 larvae sent through the mail will metamorphose into adult ladybugs.

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Live Ladybug Larvae Mailed Directly to You
Ladybug Land comes with a coupon to send away for 15 to 20 ladybug larvae, which will arrive in a tube that contains all of the food the larvae will need for this part of their life cycle.

Ladybug Land

Dome includes magnifying lens. View larger.
Once you receive your larvae, put them in the Ladybug Land domed habitat and watch them crawl over the plastic paths and "mountains," eat their special food, and grow.

Observe the Metamorphosis Up Close
Eventually, the crawly little larvae will enter the pupae stage, in which they attach themselves to the habitat dome and begin their metamorphoses into adult ladybugs. Insect Lore guarantees at least 10 larvae will grow into adult ladybugs.

Your Very Own Ladybugs
Once the spotted ladybugs emerge, children can have lots of fun feeding them, watching them crawl around, and even carefully removing them and holding them. You can feed your ladybugs raisins that have been plumped in water, or you can feed them aphids from your backyard. The kit comes with a pipette and a watering pad for giving the ladybugs water.

If you receive your ladybug larvae during warmer weather, when temperatures are above 55 degrees, you can experience the excitement of releasing mature ladybugs into the wild. Larvae are available for delivery year-round, so if yours arrive in a colder month, you can keep your fully-grown ladybugs in the habitat for their lifespan. Ladybugs can live for up to a year in the wild, but if you keep them in their habitat, they'll live for about two to three weeks.

Additional mail-in certificates are available for order, so you can reuse Ladybug Land and experience the magic of metamorphosis again and again.

What's in the Box
Ladybug Land observation habitat with magnifying lid and watering pad, pipette, activity guide, full instructions, and mail-in coupon for 15 to 20 ladybug larvae, and food


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Insect Lore Ladybug Land

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Customer Reviews

We loved watching the lady bug larvae , and then seeing lady bugs emerge!
Jennifer Schittl
This is a great toy to give to a child, it teaches responsibility, its educational and just downright fun for kids.
O. Cosme
Finally about 4 months after we ordered the larvae (and had received nothing), I called the company.
Patricia Kaiser

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

242 of 246 people found the following review helpful By T. McCann on July 14, 2004
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I bought this for my son's third birthday. He's already an avid entomologist. The larvae arrived just as expected already shedding its skin, which each one did multiple times. It was fascinating for my husband and me as well. The three of us found ourselves glued together watching these amazing creatures as the larvae shed it's final skin and entered the pupa stage. Several days after the fully-formed ladybugs emerged (they were yellow at first), we set them free into our back yard. They have a distinct appearance which is slightly different than the ladybugs we're accustomed to seeing around here. Therefore we have been able to easily identify them when we come across them in our yard.
We received about 14 or 15 ladybug larvae and all survived to become ladybugs except for one, which I consider to be pretty impressive. The container was especially effective because my son was not able (or tempted) to manhandle to ladybugs, yet it was easy to keep the water filled with the specially designed lid and water tube. We had an excellent view of all the events taking place inside. I would recommend purchasing books to go along with this. We had four different simple books relying upon excellent photographs and easy-to-understand descriptions. This heightened my son's (and our) anticipation and helped us to better understand what was happening.
I can honestly say that this has been well-worth the price we paid for it. Soon we're going to get a refill kit of ladybug larvae and begin anew.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Christine on April 2, 2004
My 4 year old daughter is a ladybug nut. We got this for Christmas and sent away for our larvae which come in a tube in the mail with all the food they need. Even the adults were fascinated watching the larvae turn to pupa and then to ladybugs. The customer service was very helpful when we called because our bugs stopped doing anything. They told us the bugs were "dormant" because it was too cold in my daughters room. We moved them to a warmer spot and within 30 minutes had ladybugs!! Definitely worth the cost. It is clean and sturdy thank goodness! Although the inside does get slightly messy (of course). We loved it.
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77 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Burns on March 16, 2006
I bought this for my niece for her birthday. I was disappointed to find out when the package was delivered that they don't send the ladybug larva to Oregon. There wasn't anything indicating that the ladybug larva couldn't be sent to certain states.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By O. Cosme on September 24, 2009
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I purchased this for my daughter, who is 6 year old. She was thrilled when she first saw the tube full of larva. She has enjoyed the responsibility of making sure they have enough water, that they are not getting too hot. Right now she currently had 5 left in the pupa stage and 8 have emerged as ladybugs. I will never forget the joy on her face when she went to check on them and found the actual ladybugs. This is a great toy to give to a child, it teaches responsibility, its educational and just downright fun for kids.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By L. Beatty on November 30, 2005
I got this for my 3 yr old's birthday after our tremendous luck with the butterflies. (another 5 stars). well the lady bugs came out of their cocoons four days ago and are munching raisens and runnning around the pavillion. she LOVES them. we only ended up with 6 live ladybugs but that's plenty for her. she runs to check them every morning and sit and watches them for long periods of time (for a 3-yr-old). i am very happy with this product and will certainly get more ladies.
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70 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Kaiser on December 14, 2007
My sister ordered this for my 11 year old daughter. We promptly ordered the larvae with the understanding that they would not mail them until the weather conditions were agreeable. We ordered them in Texas in August so when we didn't get them for a couple of months, we thought it was still too hot. Finally about 4 months after we ordered the larvae (and had received nothing), I called the company. Firstly, they acted like I was crazy for not having called them sooner and/or was lying about it. They asked for proof of purchase. I said I had our half of the postcard that we used to order the larvae. They asked that I fax a copy of this to them. (Still felt like they thought I was trying to pull some scam!!) We then received a mailing tube of what appeared to be dead larvae. We went ahead and followed all directions to the letter. Nothing ever moved, lived or developed at all. I faxed a copy of the original card again telling them that everything was dead when received and/or died in transit. That was at least 6 months ago and they never even responded. Don't waste your money on this. Sadly, the company is not at all interested in the children that are disappointed. Every time I look at that empty habitat (kinda cute actually), I'm furious at a company that doesn't care that my 11 year old (now 12) got a useless gift that should have been a good gift! Shame on Insect Lore!!!
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54 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15, 2004
My 3-year old absolutely LOVES ladybugs, and this item was a big hit with her. We kept it on the kitchen counter, near where we eat, and the ladybugs and their activities were always a popular dinner conversation topic! When the weather turned warm enough, we released the ladybugs in our yard and watched each and every one of them spread their wings and fly away. I am sure we will order additional larvae and do it all over again. The product is sturdy (we just had to remind our daughter not to jostle or try to lift the dome) and makes it easy to achieve successful results. A very fun and experience for the entire family!!
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