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See ladybug larvae transform into friendly ladybugs!
Now you can observe every fascinating stage of ladybug metamorphosis with our see-through, domed Original Ladybug Land.
Your Original Ladybug Land Includes:
- Beautiful diorama style habitat
- Original Ladybug Land Instruction Guide
- Built-in magnifying lid for up-close ladybug observation
- Water reservoir “volcano” keeps thirsty ladybugs happy
- Watering pipette
- A shipping tube containing 10 to 13 ladybug larvae
Easy to Maintain
Your ladybug larvae will arrive in a special shipping tube complete with food. This will be all the food your larvae will need to develop into Pink Spotted Ladybugs. Children may be surprised to find that ladybug larvae are not as cute and round as their adult counterparts. They actually look like tiny alligators!
To begin, remove the magnification cap from the top of your ladybug habitat. Angle the habitat slightly and then carefully sprinkle the ladybug larvae, food and strips of paper from the tube into the habitat. Try not to sprinkle the larvae and food onto the sponge in the volcanic crater. Then, using the pipette included, place a couple of drops of water on the sponge in the middle of the crater. The ladybug larvae will visit the crater when they are thirsty, so be sure to keep the sponge moist, but not saturated, for the duration of their lifecycle.
Keep your Original Ladybug Land in a safe place away from heat or drafts and get ready to watch the ladybug activity!
Raise Your Very Own Ladybugs!
The ladybug larvae will busy themselves searching for food, eating, molting, and growing constantly. It’s fun to keep a your very own ladybug journal to record your larvae’s activity and growth
Soon, the larvae will have stored enough energy to pupate. They will attach themselves to the floor and walls of the dome, curl up and harden into pupae. After about 5 days, they will emerge as adult ladybugs.
Once your larvae have metamorphosed into adult ladybugs, they will depend on you to provide them with food. Simply soak one or two raisins in water for about 5 minutes, blot them on a paper towel, cut them in half and drop them into the Original Ladybug Land. This should keep your ladybugs well fed for about a week. When the raisin disappears, place another one in the habitat.
If you happen to have plants outdoors infested with harmful aphids, you can place a few of the aphid-covered leaves in your Original Ladybug Land. Ladybugs are especially fond of aphids!
Set Them Free!
Enjoy your ladybugs for 3 to 4 days, then let them go outdoors where they can begin the ladybug life cycle all over again. Ladybugs are especially helpful creatures and can assist you in ridding your garden of harmful pests (like aphids).
If you would like your ladybugs to remain in your yard, release them in the morning. Take the Ladybug Land outside, remove the dome of the habitat and let your ladybugs fly!
You can use the Original Ladybug Land over and over again. Ladybug Larvae Refills are available here.
A female ladybug can lay 50 eggs in one day. She will lay up to 1,000 eggs during her lifetime!
There’s so much to know about ladybugs! Learn more fascinating ladybug facts by visiting Insect Lore’s Ladybug FAQ.
5 ladybug larvae are guaranteed to develop into adult ladybugs.
Shipping: Live ladybug larvae are shipped to destinations within the Continental USA and Alaska. We cannot ship live larvae to Hawaii, Mexico or Puerto Rico.
Manufacturer Recommended Age: 4 and up with adult supervision.
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- Great product! Highly Recommend!
My son saw a ladybug presentation at school and his one wish when he released his ladybug at school was to have his own. So I began my search to find ladybugs to raise for him and came upon The Ladybug Land. This was PERFECT for what we needed! The process was so easy to order and we received them before the expected delivery date. My son was so excited to watch them grow. We even kept a journal of what happened each day. There are great instructions that come with this kit in case if you have any questions or aren't quite sure about something. I think we did pretty good, all of the larvae made it to ladybug stage! The day we let them go was hard because my son grew quite attached to them. But he knew they would do great things out in the wild. We will definitely get more ladybug larvae in the spring to keep the process going. This is a super easy project for kids of all ages to do. I highly recommend this product!
- Great product!
My son raised ladybugs and then let them go in the garden. The Ladybug Land is of good quality and washable for next time. He brought it to his classroom and did a little presentation about the lady bug life cycle for his classmates. I recommend this because it's an alternative to the butterfly project a lot of classes do. It's fun to compare the two species and we'll definitely do it again!