PLEASE NOTE : CATERPILLARS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE BOX, THEY NEED TO BE ORDERED SEPERATELY DIRECTLY FROM INSECT LORE USING THE VOUCHER INCLUDED IN THE BOX. POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED BY THEM.
This educational kit 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 to five weeks.
The Live Butterfly Garden Includes:
Pop-up, reusable 30cm tall super clear mesh habitat
A voucher for a Cup of 3-5 LIVE caterpillars with food (caterpillars available March to mid-September) You just head to the insect lore website to order and pay for delivery.
Complete instruction guide
Insect Lore sugar packet to make your very own butterfly nectar (arrives with the caterpillars)
See An Amazing Transformation
When your butterfly garden arrives you will find a voucher inside to go online and order your caterpillars (You will place your order direct with insect lore and postage needs to be paid).
3-5 caterpillars (a live butterfly culture) will arrive in a clear plastic cup with all of the nutritious food they need. 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 (chrysalides are also known as pupae).
Raise Your Very Own Butterflies
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.
The Butterfly Garden Habitat is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up-close butterfly viewing! When not in use it folds flat for easy storage.
Ages 4+ (This item is rated 4 plus but is very much a family activity and will require adult help and supervision)
If you want to learn more about the different stages of raising your butterflies check out these videos.