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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Watch larvae turn into butterflies! View larger.
12-inch habitat, guide, dropper, and coupon. View larger.
Live caterpillars and food
Observe the Metamorphosis Up Close
The Butterfly Garden comes with a pop-up butterfly observation habitat, which is a cylindrical mesh container measuring 12 inches tall. Once the caterpillars become chrysalides, they can be transferred to the habitat, where they will complete their transformation into adult Painted Lady butterflies. Children will be excited to keep a close eye on the changing chrysalides and watch this seemingly magical metamorphosis.
Your Very Own Butterflies
Once the butterflies emerge, children can have lots of fun feeding them and watching them eat. The kit comes with a dropper for squeezing sugar water into the habitat for the butterflies to drink. It is recommended that flowers be placed in the habitat for the butterflies to rest on while they enjoy their meals. Kids will delight in observing the butterflies unfurl their proboscises to suck up the sugar water.
Enjoy your butterflies for a few days and then experience the excitement of letting them go to continue their amazing life cycle. Insect Lore recommends that butterflies be released within a week of their emergence, when temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure the safety of your live specimens, delivery may be delayed if temperatures are extreme in your area.
Additional mail-in certificates are available for order, so once you've released your butterflies, you can reuse the Butterfly Garden and experience the magic of metamorphosis again and again.
What's in the Box
Mesh butterfly habitat, feeding dropper, activity guide, complete instructions, and mail-in coupon for five caterpillars, and food.
All the caterpillars formed their cacoons and turned into beautiful butterflies.
I recommend calling Insect Lore to order the caterpillars on the phone -- fast & easy process, you just give them the coupon # that comes in the box.
This is such a great little garden for kids who love watching nature and the whole process of caterpiller to butterfly.
I use butterfly gardens every year and I love them. Their unique, functional design is perfect for the purpose of raising butterflies and housing other creatures that we are... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Beth Heilman
So cool! We had caterpillars than butterflies. They were beautiful and it was very educational and neat to observe!Published 1 day ago by w.shepherd
We love the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden and get one every year! It is so cool to watch the butterfly from caterpillar to butterfly! Amazing gift!Published 1 day ago by Twinkler
This product is ok the actual transformation is great and butterflies are always beautiful the problem is actually getting your caterpillars alive and or in time enough to watch... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ada
Released them in honor of Grandpa that had passed away. It was awesome! Grandkids loved it.Published 3 days ago by Geri A. Dority
My daughter was able to watch the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. It was incredible. Even as an adult I was fascinated. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Timah
Granddaughter loved this, great learning experience. Then we let the butterfly go outsidePublished 5 days ago by 912 conservative
This has been an outstanding learning experience in my primary special education classroom. There is something especially awesome when children are clamoring to get inside at the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Mom of Twins