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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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Awsome experience~

I bought this for my grand-kids (2 &4) and the experience was awesome! I know the expectation is for 3 of 5 to make is but all 10 of our caterpillars made it! The boys were so fascinated, every day they checked on them and then when the time came to release them we let them out in our screened in canopy and the butterflies (painted ladies) landed on the boys. It made letting them go free hours later so much easier and made the whole experience memorable for a lifetime~ We still see several of them around our home!




Review by MrsB Posted on 7/11/2016

Great experience for my kids!

My 6-year old and 3-year old loved watching the tiny caterpillars get bigger and eventually emerge as butterflies. They loved watching them fly away but I think next time I will let them reach in and allow the butterflies to crawl on their hands to let them go instead of just opening the butterfly habitat and watch them fly out. This was a really neat experience for them.




Review by Hannah Posted on 7/1/2016

great , and fantastic

this was an amazing idea to do for kids and butterflies




Review by lydia Posted on 6/11/2016

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