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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.
This worked wonderfully, but I needed to be more involved than I had planned. Would help if the activity assumed a more active role for the child, the activity is set-up for... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by K. P
Took a while to receive because of extreme heat in California but when it finally arrived grandsons loved it. All butterflies came out.Published 3 days ago by None
This is such a fantastic experience for a child! The box arrived. Inside the box was a certificate that we had to use to order our caterpillars. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Melissa Perry Moraja: Award Winning Author
This lovely butterfly garden really worked well during our Monarch season. We had room for six chrysalises in it at a time and it was quite adequate for their emergence. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Contented buyer
It works. Had lots of small butterfly's flying around in here. Was a little skeptical at first, but it worked great!!Published 10 days ago by Eddie Barnett