Love these kits!.
I purchase at least 1 of these Butterfly Refills every year. If I can, I buy 2. The butterflies are so beautiful, and I love watching them for a day or so after hatching. They feast on watermelon & orange slices, then I let them go.This year I had a surprise: One of the butterflies RETURNED for a visit! I looked up & saw it tapping on my window a few times before fluttering back to the woods. So much fun.
My son is a bug MANIAC and got this for his birthday this spring and has since filled it with everything from dragonflies to hummingbird moths. Most of this summer it has held up to the task of housing the many monarch caterpillars we've found outdoors and raised into butterflies. I haven't even ordered our painted lady caterpillars yet and I rate this 5 stars for all the entertainment and learning experiences it has brought him!! I trust the caterpillars will arrive well because he also got the live lady bug land and the ladybugs came and grew without a hitch!! I'd rate that 5 stars too. The little ladybugs are adorable. I think they eat each other though because we had more when it came and only ended up releasing 6 full grown ladybugs when it came time....? either way my son has gotten LOTS and LOTS of enjoyment out of both products. If we didn't have pet birds I would order the praying mantis egg case too =D Thanks insectlore for a great line of educational products for the little bug lovers out there!!!!!