Live butterfly garden

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Watch as nature's wonders take wing!  The live butterfly garden kit enables you to show children how caterpillars transform into butterflies.

The Butterfly Garden comes with a special offer coupon to send away for your five caterpillars (P&P £2.99 applies). The caterpillars are hatched from eggs in a butterfly nursery and mailed to your home in a special clear container, complete with caterpillar food.  Caterpillars are sent March - mid September.

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.

Once the butterflies emerge, children can have lots of fun feeding them and watching them eat. The kit comes with a dropper for squeezing sugar water into the habitat for the butterflies to drink. It is recommended that flowers be placed in the habitat for the butterflies to rest on while they enjoy their meals. Kids will delight in observing the butterflies unfurl their proboscises to suck up the sugar water.

Enjoy your butterflies for a few days and then experience the excitement of letting them go to continue their amazing life cycle. Insect Lore recommends that butterflies be released within a week of their emergence, when temperatures are above 55 degrees fahrenheit. 

The kit includes:

  • Airy, collapsable and reusable butterfly garden habitat (12 inches tall)
  • Special offer certificate for you to order your caterpillars - all you need pay is the £2.99 P&P, the caterpillars are usually £11.99
  • Instruction guide including fascinating facts
  • Feeding pipette

Not suitable for children under 4 years.


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