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Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy - Includes Voucher Coupon for 5 Live Caterpillars to Butterflies
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- Pop-up, reusable 11.5-inch tall mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing!
- Witness one of nature's most spectacular transformations up close
- Includes feeding pipette and complete instructions
- Caterpillars ship separately via included voucher (Additional $7.95 for processing)
- Shipping: Live caterpillars are shipped to destinations within the Continental USA and Alaska. We cannot ship live caterpillars to Hawaii.
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Original Butterfly Garden With Voucher Includes
Pop-up, reusable 11.5-inch tall mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing, feeding Pipette, complete Caterpillars to Butterflies Instruction Guide, a cup of 5 live caterpillars redeemed online using the voucher included in the box. Please note that an additional $7.95 shipping fee is required when redeeming your voucher.
Watch the Miracle of Metamorphosis Up Close
The Original Butterfly Garden with Voucher gives children, students and families an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Raise and feed your very own butterflies and then release them into the wild! The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three weeks.
Watch Caterpillars Change Into Butterflies before Your Very Eyes
Watch the Miracle of Butterfly Metamorphosis with the Original Butterfly Garden with Voucher from Insect Lore! We’ve been shipping our special caterpillars to families and classrooms for almost 50 years.
- A family and classroom favorite.
- Insect Lore has shipped over 50 million
- Watch your caterpillars grow, harden into chrysalides and then transform into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies.
- Feed and enjoy them for a few days - then set them free.
- 3 of the 5 caterpillars are guaranteed to emerge as healthy adult butterflies.
See an Amazing Transformation
5 caterpillars will arrive in a clear plastic cup with all of the nutritious food they need to grow into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Place the cup in a safe place away from direct sunlight. The caterpillars will remain in the cup and will eat, spin silk and grow to ten times their original size! After seven to ten days they will hang upside down and harden into chrysalides.
Raise Your Very Own Butterflies
The Insect Lore butterfly habitat is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up close butterfly viewing! When not in use it folds flat for easy storage. Once the chrysalides have hardened, gently move them to the pop-up butterfly habitat. It will take about seven to ten more days for them to complete the transformation to adult butterflies. Everyone will want to keep a close eye on the habitat so they can witness the fascinating birth of their Painted Lady Butterflies.
Once your butterflies have emerged from the chrysalides, place fresh flowers in the habitat for your butterflies to rest on. Use the feeding pipette included to drip sugar water, or nectar, on the flowers. Watch your butterflies eagerly sip the nectar with their long proboscises. Butterflies also love to feed from fresh slices of watermelon and oranges.
Set Your Butterflies Free
Enjoy your butterflies for a few days, and then experience the excitement of letting them go to continue their amazing life cycle. Release your butterflies within a week of their emergence from the chrysalides when daytime temperatures are above 55 degrees. Simply take the butterfly habitat out to your yard, unzip the cover, and let your butterflies go. Butterflies will often land on little hands and faces before flying away. Watch for your butterfly friends, as they may decide to remain in your garden for a few days.
Witness one of nature's most spectacular transformations up close with this reusable, collapsible habitat. Fine, transparent mesh lets you see butterfly metamorphosis up close. Product includes easy-to-use feeder and complete instructions for habitat. Butterfly larvae with food shipped directly to your home. The habitat collapses for storage when not in use. You can adopt and raise a handful of caterpillars, watch them transform into painted lady butterflies, then lift the garden cover to release your beautiful specimens into the wild. This exciting habitat makes a fabulous introduction to the miracles of nature. The larvae and food available round the year
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Two of them refused to leave her open hand so we kept them a few extra days before trying again. This time they did fly off. The last one to leave came back several days later and flew around while she played outside. We knew it was the same one because of the mark on its wing. Great experience and so very easy to care for.
But in spite of that, this is a GREAT little science kit. My 4 year old son was fascinated by the caterpillars that arrived. They come sealed in a little plastic tub with a layer of food on the bottom, so you don't have to feed them or tend to them at all, just make sure they are neither too hot nor cold, and watch them grow! They eat the food on the bottom and hang on the top and turn into chrysalises. About a week later they turn into butterflies, and then you can feed them fruit or sugar water, which is a lot of fun too.
We received 6 caterpillars and all 6 of them turned into butterflies. So beautiful and really great learning for the little ones (and us big ones too).
A note: Make sure you are going to be home for at least 3 weeks when you order the butterflies. If you go out of town you might miss the transformation, and also once they turn into butterflies you need to be home to feed them.
. The kit was very informative and easy to follow where it even has many answered FAQ. I believe the time frame for the hatch was about four weeks so plan accordingly. With the five worms that I received, all five hatched into beautiful butterflies. It was amusing to see how fast the worms grew within just a few days they would keep doubling in size. Prior to the butterflies emerging from their cocoon, make sure that you cover the base of the net wth several pieces of paper because the red liquid that the butterflies drip could possibly leak through the napkin and stain the net. Unfortunately during our release, they didn't want to stick around and quickly flew away.
The kit worked great and was worth the experience. I had also purchased the ladybug kit and that was even easier to care for.