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Cup of Caterpillars


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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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Raise caterpillars to butterflies with Insect Lore's Cup of Caterpillars. It's an experience your children will never forget! Please note this item now includes a Deluxe Chrysalis Station.

  • Watch butterfly metamorphosis up close at home or in the classroom

  • The entire process takes 21 to 30 days to complete

  • Insect Lore's proven bestseller for 50 years

  • Once your butterflies emerge, observe and feed them for a few days, then let them go!

INCLUDES: 8 oz Cup of 5 caterpillars and all the nutritious food they need to grow into beautiful butterflies, FREE Deluxe Chrysalis Station, Instruction Guide

3 out of 5 caterpillars are guaranteed to become butterflies.

Please monitor the weather in your area before beginning your project. Temperatures must be above 55 degrees F and below 90 degrees F when you release your butterflies.

Ages 4+

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My students love to witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. It is an experience they'll never forget. Truly an amazing way to teach children to respect all creatures.

Three dollars for each caterpillar is a little steep; especially when at least one will possibly not make it into a butterfly. Regardless, it's an amazing experience and I do this with my special education class each year.




Review by lououimoe Posted on 12/7/2015

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