Raisie Your Own Butterflies

Raise your own butterflies at home or in the classroom

Watch and learn all about the amazing life cycle of a butterfly as you raise your own live Butterflies! Experience the complete metamorphosis of Painted Lady Butterflies from larvae to beautiful adult Butterfly.

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Butterfly Rearing Kit

Live Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae Rearing Kit

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) Butterfly Kits are perfect for classroom science projects, homeschoolers, birthday parties, daycare groups, Boy Scout Insect Merit Badge projects, Girl Scout troop projects, and Earth Day projects.  

Butterfly Rearing Kit include 5 - 6 young Painted Lady caterpillars (larvae) shipped to you in a clear rearing chamber with food and instructions. The larvae will eat the specially formulated caterpillar food, pupate and emerge as adult butterflies in approximately 2 to 4 weeks. 

Watch and learn all about the amazing life cycle of a butterfly as you raise your own live Butterflies! Experience the complete metamorphosis of Painted Lady Butterflies from larvae to beautiful adult Butterfly.

At least 3 larvae are guaranteed to emerge as healthy adult butterflies.

Please Note: Butterfly Larvae kits ship on Mondays and Tuesdays only

Shipment of caterpillars to within the continental U.S. excludes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam) ~ USDA regulations apply

$19.95
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Butterfly Rearing Kit Certificate

Live Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae Rearing Kit (Certificate)

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Butterfly Rearing Kit certificates make the perfect gift for someone special such as a classroom teacher, friend, neighbor, or anyone you know who would love to experience the joy and fascination of raising their very own Painted Lady butterflies. 

Your Butterfly Rearing Kit Certificate will arrive in its very own special envelope which is "gift ready."  Once ready to order your kit, you will simply mail us the certificate and tell us which date you would like your caterpillars to be shipped.

Butterfly Rearing Kit include 5 - 6 young Painted Lady caterpillars (larvae) shipped to you in a clear rearing chamber with food and instructions. The larvae will eat the specially formulated caterpillar food, pupate and emerge as adult butterflies in approximately 2 to 4 weeks. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Cost of certificate includes butterfly rearing kit and shipment of kit upon submission of certificate. Certificate will be mailed via USPS within 1 week of order.

At least 3 larvae are guaranteed to emerge as healthy adult butterflies.

Please Note: Butterfly Larvae kits ship on Mondays and Tuesdays only

Shipment of caterpillars to within the continental U.S. excludes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam) ~ USDA regulations apply

$19.95
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Netted Habitat Cage

Netted Habitat Cage

Your caterpillars, chrysalis, and butterflies can be safely nurtured and contained in these beautiful white, lightweight, zipper-top netted habitat cages which provide easy access to habitat contents. They are perfect for classroom setting or indoor rearing.  These habitat cages can also be used as a release cage for a butterfly release. They can be easily carried by the velcro handle at top of cage.

To raise your butterflies indoors, simply transfer them to your cage, making sure to supply them with nectar source.  You may also transfer your chrysalides to the habitat cage and attach them to the top or upper side of the habitat cage, and observe your butterflies when they emerge.  

To raise caterpillars indoors, simply place caterpillars inside cage with their fresh host plant, and observe as they complete their metamorphosis into a chrysalis and then into a butterfly. 

Habitat cages can be safely used more than once, but must be cleaned after each cycle w/a diluted bleach solution. Habitat cage will safely hold up to 2 dozen butterflies. 

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$16.00
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Painted Lady Artificial Diet

Ready-Made Painted Lady Artificial Diet

Our Painted Lady artificial diet is sold in 3 oz. quantities.  Premixed artificial diet will be shipped in a plastic container w/lid.  3 oz. of artificial diet is enough artificial diet to feed up to 6 hatchlings Painted Lady caterpillars to full adult. Artificial diet should be stored in refrigerator until ready for use.

DON'T FORGET TO ADD SHIPPING (ALL OTHER MERCHANDISE) - USPS

$7.00