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Live Butterfly Garden

  • See butterfly metamorphosis up close.Reusable, collapsible habitat.
  • Includes feeder.Complete instructions included.
  • Includes mail-in voucher for five butterfly larvae and special food. ($3.00 fee for processing)
  • Witness one of nature’s most spectacular transformations up close.
  • Just mail in the included coupon for larvae and food.

Product Description
Witness one of nature’s most spectacular transformations up close with this reusable, collapsible habitat. Fine, transparent mesh lets you see butterfly metamorphosis up close. Product includes easy-to-use feeder and complete instructions for habitat. Butterfly larvae with food shipped directly to your home. The habitat collapses for storage when not in use. You can adopt and raise a handful of caterpillars, watch them transform into painted lady butterflies, then lift the garden cover to release your beautiful specimens into the wild. This exciting habitat makes a fabulous introduction to the miracles of nature. The larvae and food available round the year.Editorial Review
Did you know that painted ladies (the butterflies, that is) taste with their feet and have 10,000 eyes? You and your kids will be fascinated by all you learn about these beautiful creatures with the Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. The kit comes with a relatively easy-to-assemble observation chamber; supplies for feeding the butterflies (you provide only sugar and water); an informative booklet of clear instructions and butterfly facts; and a certificate for three to five free painted lady caterpillars. The metamorphosis from larva to butterfly takes about three weeks from when you receive the caterpillar larvae (which arrive in a small container with all the nutrients they need). Your children can watch the larvae increase dramatically in size, form chrysalides, and finally emerge into full-fledged painted ladies (it’s suggested that they release the butterflies after a few days of observation). This would make a wonderful activity for families with kids of any age, but younger children will need help assembling the observation chamber and reading the instruction booklet. (Note: The manufacturer recommends that butterflies should not be set free in temperatures lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.) –Rachel Radway

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5 Responses to “Live Butterfly Garden”

  1. Anonymous

    We are in the caterpillar stage right now, they are disgusting! These are not the pretty furry caterpillars we have in the midwest, they are slimy worms with a few hairs sticking out. My husband even says they are gross!! They spin webs at this stage and you can see their waste, and they are ugly and disgusting!! Think twice.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. A. Barry

    This is the greatest idea ever! See, I’m a kid with low self-esteem. I get bullied all the time and I’m afraid to talk to girls. There’s really been no cure for problems like these, until now!

    With Live Butterfly Garden, I can snag innocent butterflies from their comfortable habitat and force them to live a miserable life in a little confined cage net thing.

    My, how the tables have turned! Now I’m the one bossing others around! Fly my underlings, fly! Huh, you’re sleeping?! Lets see how sleepy you are when I vigorously shake your cage!

    It’s really empowering bossing around these butterflies. Although this doesn’t change my school situation in the slightest, I’m the master of my own domain come the weekend!

    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Ryan Guthridge

    I really cheated myself out of the best part of the butterfly garden by devouring the caterpillars mercilessly before they reached the cocoon stage.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Roberta Salafie

    Very disappointing. When my granddaughter received this gift, she found that there were no caterpilars to watch, and infact had to wait to purchase the crystallis before she could do anything! Very disappointing!
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. C. Holt

    I sent away for this toy based on the description. But guess what? You get the habitat but no Caterpillars. You have to send away and PAY again. They should rewrite the copy so it’s clear you are just getting the habitat and nothing else. A little disappointing for the kids when you open the box.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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