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  • Chaya
  • 06/16/2016
  • I purchased this for my homeschooling children. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, simple to set up. The caterpillars arrived only two days after ordering them, and they were all alive and well. 4/5 survived and became butterflies, we kept them for a few days and then had a 'butterfly fly free' release party with our friends. the kids really enjoyed watching the process, we had the good luck of catching 3 of them crawl out of the chrysalis. unfortunately one of the butterflies got stuck and died on the way out :( but that is part of the life cycle too. I highly recommend this product and will probably reorder more caterpillars next spring.
    Simple and fun
  • Daniel
  • 04/18/2015
  • The garden materials arrived in perfect condition. I had the caterpillars sent by UPS, which is significantly more expensive, but well worth it to lessen the risk of "roasted caterpillars" in the mailbox. Of the five, one died soon after arrival, and another died in its chrysalis. The instructions were quite clear and were followed to the letter. It was particularly nice to see follow up emails from Insect Lore relevant to the expected stages of development, and recommended care. Three lovely Painted Lady butterflies, two male and on female, were happily released and apparently healthy. Next up, praying mantises!!
    Great Observation Project
  • JoAnn
  • 08/26/2013
  • We really enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow and go through their metamorphosis. We are currently watching a praying mantis in our butterfly garden. We are looking forward to doing butterflies again in the near future.

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    Insect Lore Butterfly Garden, 11.5"

    Ages 4+

    Item# LM-BFLYGAR

    $22.50 in_stock

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    Order now to ship Monday, 12/12. Express shipping is available.
    Product Overview
    This Butterfly Garden habitat kit lets you observe Painted Lady caterpillars for about three weeks as they mature, change into chrysalises, and finally, emerge as beautiful butterflies. Coupon to redeem butterfly larvae included.
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      Insect Lore Butterfly Garden, 11.5"

      For more than 40 years, parents, kids, teachers, and students have enjoyed watching the miracle of metamorphosis with this unforgettable kit! It's easy to create the right environment for the right insects with this kit, so you can spend your time and energy observing and understanding the miracle of metamorphosis with your kids.

      This live butterfly garden kit from Insect Lore allows you to observe Painted Lady caterpillars for about three weeks as they mature, change into chrysalises, and finally emerge as beautiful butterflies. Rearing live Painted Lady butterflies is a fascinating way to study insect metamorphosis! When they are fully grown, you can release the butterflies into your backyard.

      The butterfly garden kit includes a colorful reusable pop-up habitat (11" tall), instructions, interesting butterfly information, and a coupon to redeem for five live butterfly larvae (caterpillars) with special food. Allow 2-3 weeks to receive live culture after redeeming the coupon online.)

      Insect Lore guarantees that at least three of the larvae will successfully metamorphose into adult butterflies, so you're guaranteed to witness the wonder of life cycles.

      Ready for an even bigger butterfly experience? Check out the 18"-tall Giant Butterfly Garden with butterfly life cycle figures or  the 23"-tall Live Butterfly Pavillion with twice as many caterpillars!

      Learn about the life cycles of other animals with the Beetle Life Cycle Kit, the Frog Hatchery Deluxe Kit, and the Sea Monkey Ocean Zoo!

      WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

      Shipping Note: When you redeem the coupon for live butterfly larvae, there is an additional $7.95 shipping and handling charge from the supplier. Larvae can only be shipped inside the continental US and to AK.

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