Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit Gift Box Set - 5 Caterpillars to Butterflies with Feeder Butterfly Toys and More - SHIP NOW
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- Give the Gift of Metamorphosis and so much more
- A memorable gift for family, friends and teachers
- Raise your very own Painted Lady Butterflies - then set them free
- Recommended for ages 4 and up
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Watch caterpillars change into butterflies before your very eyes!
The Butterfly Garden Set with 5 Caterpillars 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, depending on the temperature and humidity in your area.
Butterfly Garden Gift Set with 5 Caterpillars
Enjoy the miracle of metamorphosis immediately. No need to mail in for your caterpillars
- Great at home or in the classroom.
- Witness the miracle of metamorphosis.
- Use the habitat over and over.
- Can be refilled with the Insect Lore Cup of Caterpillars.
Live Caterpillars Delivered Directly to You!
A Hands on Learning Expierence for Your Young Scientist
Keeping the caterpillars out of direct sunlight, children can watch them eat, grow, and after seven to ten days, form their chrysalides and begin their transformation into butterflies. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly normally takes two to three weeks: seven to ten days in caterpillar stage, and seven to ten days in chrysalis stage. Insect Lore guarantees that at least three of the five caterpillars you receive will grow into adult butterflies.
The Garden Gift Set with 5 Caterpillars Includes:
- One cup of 5 live caterpillars
- Butterfly Habitat
- Deluxe Chrysalis Station
- Rubber band powered paper butterfly
- Pipet and feeding dish for butterflies
- 10 3D butterfly stickers
- Butterfly instruction manual
See your Caterpillars Grow 10 times their original size!
Your Cup of Caterpillars will arrive at your door in a clear plastic cup complete with nutritious food. This cup will house your caterpillars until they change into chrysalides, so be sure to keep it in a safe place away from direct sunlight or drafts. Children will marvel at how much their caterpillars eat and how quickly they grow! After seven to ten days, the caterpillars will stop eating and will climb to the top of the cup. Once there, they will attach themselves to the underside of the lid, hang upside down and transform into chrysalides.
The Miracle of Metamorphosis
Once your chrysalides have hardened (after about two to three days), it’s time to move them into their butterfly habitat. Open the cup carefully and gently remove all silk strands and frass surrounding the chrysalides. Insert the lid with the chrysalides attached into the Deluxe Chrysalis Station then place in your butterfly habitat. For approximately seven to ten days, an amazing change takes place inside the chrysalides! The caterpillar parts inside the chrysalis gradually liquefy and reform into a beautiful butterfly.
Once your butterflies have emerged, they will depend on you for their dinner! Drip a few drops of sugar water, or nectar, on the red sponge in your special butterfly feeder. The butterflies will unfurl their long proboscises to sip the nectar. Don’t forget to provide fresh slices of orange or watermelon for your butterflies as well.
Let them Go!
Children often become attached to their butterfly friends, but it is best to release them into the wild within a week of their emergence from the chrysalides. After you have watched and cared for your butterflies for a few days, take the habitat outdoors and let your children experience the special joy of setting them free. Your special Painted Lady Butterflies may choose to remain in your yard for a few days.
Butterfly metamorphosis is more exciting than ever with the Butterfly Garden Gift Set With 5 Caterpillars from Insect Lore. The perfect gift for family and friends, this enchanting educational kit includes everything you need to raise beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies - plus, exciting butterfly-themed bonus items. This attractive gift set comes with a cup of 5 caterpillars and everything they need to grow from caterpillar to butterfly. Feed and observe your very own beautiful butterflies for a few days before releasing them into the wild! The entire transformation takes about three weeks, depending on the temperature and humidity in your area. There is no need to feed your caterpillars; all the nutritious food they need to become beautiful butterflies is included in their cozy cup. The adorable flower-shaped butterfly feeder doubles as a handy cup holder while you watch your caterpillars grow to ten times their original size! Once your caterpillars become chrysalides, its time to move them to their airy mesh habitat - perfect for butterfly viewing! Use the feeding pipette to place delicious sugar water, or nectar, on the sponge in the butterfly feeder; your butterflies will thank you! Complete instructions are also included with your kit. The Butterfly Garden Gift Set also comes with a packet of Live Butterfly Garden Flower Seeds, specifically chosen because they grow into flowers that attract real butterflies! Beautiful 3D Butterfly stickers are also included; these 2-layer foil stickers let you add glittery butterfly fun to almost any crafty project. They're great for decorating notebooks, greeting cards or scrapbooks. Colors and styles may vary. There's more - see how high your Wind-Up Butterfly can fly! The colorful Wind-Up Butterfly is a rubber band powered flying toy that will keep kids busy for hours. It's easy to wind and release. Again, colors and styles may vary.
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I think this is a great way to show the life cycle of a butterfly to toddlers. My 2 year old shows interest but just wants to touch the caterpillars. I think this is perfect for kids who are 4 and older.
I've read that this worked for others but for us it has been a kind of awful week.
The added items (stickers, paper flying butterfly, flower seeds) were a great way to keep him engaged while we wait for our caterpillars to move through their stages. It was also great to get everything, including the live caterpillars, all at once, so we did not have to mail in and wait for the caterpillars to arrive separately (which is what we have done in the past.
We are all very excited to watch the process unfold and release our butterflies at the local park.
5 Butterflies hatched out, and my kiddo LOVED it!
All 5 of ours survived and became butterflies, our friend lost two. The release day was so much fun and they hung around the house and in our flowers for quite awhile before flying off.
This was such a great experience for both myself and my kids. I would recommend this a thousand times. We will be ordering more caterpillars next year and I hope to make this a spring/summer tradition!
This kit is also a great deal, the stickers are actually pretty cool(and I hate stickers) and the butterfly toy, that I thought was stupid, is in fact really cool! I was even playing with it...
Yes, it comes with the butterflies- you do not need to send away for them.