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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.
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- I will be ordering live larvae every year because it was such a great experience.
I purchased this to go along with our insect unit for pre-k students. It was very easy to do. The children really understood the life cycle so much better because they had their very own hands-on experience. We had a huge release party when it was time to let the butterflies go. It was awesome!
FYI: Never release your butterflies near your collard green garden. They laid eggs all over them and destroyed the entire crop overnight ;-)
- The entire journey of our pained ladies was fascinating!
The entire journey of our pained ladies will forever be in the memories of my toddlers (2 and 3 yr old) From the moment we received the cup of the very tiny caterpillars to them growing into a pupating stage to emerging from their shiny chrysalis into a beautiful butterfly!