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Cup of Caterpillars

$15.95

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Conditions are safe to ship insects from our facility in California.
Check temperatures in your area. Please ensure that daytime temperatures are 55 degrees fahrenheit or above at time of release. Some areas of the US may be too cold to raise and release insects now.
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During this time of year, it is important to monitor weather conditions in your area. Daytime temperatures should be over 55 degrees Fahrenheit to safely release your butterflies.


Insect Lore's Cup of Caterpillars is a live refill for your Original Butterfly Garden, the Giant Butterfly Garden or the Butterfly Pavilion. It includes caterpillars (larvae) and nutritious caterpillar food. If you are purchasing a Cup of Caterpillars, be sure to have a habitat ready for your butterflies!


 Cup of Caterpillars Includes:



Watch Your Caterpillars Grow!


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. Everyone will marvel at how much 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 lid of the cup, hang upside down and transform into chrysalides. 


Once your chrysalides have hardened, it’s time to move them into their butterfly habitat. Use our handy Deluxe Chrysalis Station to suspend your chrysalids. 


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. 


Please Note: This item contains live insects.


We guarantee that at least 3 of your caterpillars will develop into healthy butterflies. 


There’s so much more to learn about the metamorphosis of the Painted Lady Butterfly. Be sure to visit our Butterfly FAQ.


Shipping: Live caterpillars are shipped to destinations within the Continental USA and Alaska. We cannot ship live caterpillars to Hawaii.


Manufacturer Recommended Age: 4 and up with adult supervision


 

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I teach a Sunday School class of 4&5 year olds. Each year I order I send a couple of cups home with parents. Then when our butterflies are ready we release them at class. The kids love this and it's a great way to talk about transformation or this year the Easter story.

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Review by Miss Susie Posted on 4/12/2016

I wish the cost wasn't quite so much for the caterpillars, but it so worth it to see the kids faces when the "magic" happens!

I plan on ordering another cup of caterpillars this year, I did it the last couple years with my granddaughter and a long time ago with my daycare children in my home...they all loved doing that! A great science/nature project to get them thinking!

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Review by Roxy Posted on 4/11/2016

great

it is AWESOME did it with my mom so fun loved it really cool

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Review by jdog Posted on 4/7/2016

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