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Cup of Caterpillars


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Conditions are safe to ship insects from our facility in California.
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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great job

I love raising my caterpillars every year. All the years I have bought them only one has not lived. I think Insect Lore is doing a great job!




Review by the rv kid Posted on 1/28/2018

Great product

This was so fun for our 6 year old daughter!!! She had so much fun learning all the stages. Finally letting them go was her favorite part. She wants to order more.




Review by Dar Posted on 7/19/2017

the butterflys are friendly when you let then go

i loved seeing the caterpillars grow.




Review by me Posted on 4/29/2017

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