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I received five health caterpillars which morphed into five live butterflys. Three of my butterflys emerged a week after I put the cocoons into the butterfly garden and two followed about twelve hours later. I immediately put in fresh flowers from the yard and squirted the sugar water onto the flowers. I did this again about 12 hrs. later. The next morning I refreshed the flowers and repeated as the day before. The butterflys grew rapidly and because of an incoming storm and cooler weather, I released after 2 and 1/2 days. The butterflys immediately flew out of site. Butterflys migrate at very high attitudes so I am sure they are now enjoying a pina colata in warmer climes. This was a very rewarding experience for four generations of my family. I hope this helps.
12" high and 10" diameter
My grand children are in Vermont and there's a lot of snow right now. Warm weather won't come for a month and a half. Would the butterflies survive? Mar 1, 2015
I bought this as a gift for my niece, so I am not totally sure. I don't think live caterpillars come with the kit. It is my understanding that there is a certificate inside to be sent to have them shipped when the time is right.
how long does it takes to get a butterfly (how many days?)? we are trying to do this activity at school and so time is reduced. thanks May 8, 2014
After ordering your caterpillars, how long will it take to receive them in the mail?
What is the best way to attach the cocoons on the cup lid to the inside of the butterfly habitat? Apr 22, 2015
I watched a youtube video about it and found it very helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt20TOkBCXY I used a safety pin and placed the flat side of the paper flush with the netting so the chrysalis hung down facing the inside of the enclosure.
Dead or alive? Received my caterpillars, but they aren't moving.They are just sitting on the side of the cup in silk. They don't fall off when I gently turn the cup. Are they supposed to be active? ** Update. They don't move a lot, but all 5 of my... May 21, 2013
Our caterpillars acted similarly when we first received them. Over the next few days, they all grew and moved.
They do not. I sent Insect Lore and e-mail and they told me they have corrected their coupon issues. I have not tried to redeem again. I ordered and paid full price, because this was birthday gift for a 6 year old and I wanted to have the caterpillers with the gift. I'm going to try to redeem again in the future.
This kit does not automatically come with the butterflies. You get a certificate to order the caterpillars when you are ready. Using the code in the box, there's a cost of $5 to ship the caterpillars. The butterflies are Painted Lady.