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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 about three weeks. Once your butterflies emerge, observe and feed them, then let them go! Insect Lore has been providing the most reliable experience for 50 years.

Cup of Caterpillars Refill Includes:

  • Cup of 5 baby caterpillars

  • Nutritious Caterpillar Food

  • Deluxe Chrysalis Station Log

  • Caterpillar Quick Guide

  • READ ME insert with helpful caterpillar raising tips

Insect Lore guarantees that 3 out of 5 caterpillars will become butterflies.

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

We cannot ship live insects to Hawaii or outside the United States.

SKU# L102

Ages 4+

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I enjoy watching them transform.




Review by Randa Posted on 4/4/2017

Excellent kit, easy to use

I bought this for my 4-year old niece last year; we both loved watching the caterpillars do all their munching, grow, and then transform! We released all five gorgeous butterflies in my community garden, and I'll be ordering a refill for Easter in a couple of weeks when it's likely to stay warmer.




Review by Rachel Posted on 3/30/2017

Worth it!

I have bought this product for the last few years for my PreK class. The learning that takes place is truly amazing! All of our caterpillars develop to butterflies (every year) and the children are so happy....and a little sad...... to see them fly away.




Review by Stacey Posted on 3/29/2017

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