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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.
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.
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?
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.
can this be hung outdoors? and you can you put in any caterpillars? what do you feed caterpillars that you catch live? 18 hours ago
It can probably be hung outside somewhere sheltered. I'm not sure about catching and using other caterpillars.
The Giant is a larger size container for the butterflies.