Witness butterfly metamorphosis at home or in the classroom with the Insect Lore Butterfly Garden. Children and adults alike will enjoy this engaging, hands-on educational activity, which lets you care for live insects as they undergo metamorphosis. Over the course of approximately 3 weeks, you can look on as they transform from caterpillars to chrysalides to beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. When you’re ready to start, simply claim your live caterpillars online.
At a Glance:
Includes voucher for 5 baby caterpillars and food (just pay shipping)
Mesh butterfly garden lets you view the transformation process clearly
Deluxe chrysalis station log included with cup of caterpillars
Includes easy-to-follow instructions
Claim Your Live Caterpillars Online
Many Insect Lore Butterfly kits include live caterpillars that ship as soon as the order is placed. This Butterfly Garden does not come with live caterpillars, but instead allows you to claim them online, giving you the flexibility to start raising your butterflies when you are ready. This makes the kit a perfect choice to give as a gift, and also gives owners the option to wait for the right season or temperature to raise butterflies. As soon as you are ready for your caterpillars, simply go online and claim your baby caterpillars to have them shipped live to your door.
Baby Caterpillars Grow Inside of the Cup
Once you have received your cup with five live baby caterpillars, they will eat and grow inside of it until it is time for them to create their chrysalides (commonly referred to as cocoons). The inside of the cup includes all the nutritious food that caterpillars need. Place the cup in a safe place away from direct sunlight. The caterpillars will remain in the cup and will eat, spin silk, and grow to ten times their original size! After seven to ten days they will hang upside down and harden into chrysalides. Insect Lore guarantees that three out of five caterpillars will become butterflies.
Watch them Transform in Front of Your Eyes
When the caterpillars have reached the chrysalis stage, you can place the lid from the cup in the deluxe chrysalis station and place it inside of the specially designed mesh garden. It will take about seven to ten more days for them to complete the transformation to adult butterflies. Once your butterflies have emerged from the chrysalides, place fresh flowers in the habitat for your butterflies to rest on. Use the feeding dropper included to drip sugar water, or nectar, on the flowers. Enjoy your butterflies for a few days, let them go, and watch in excitement as they continue their amazing life cycle.
Insect Lore: Making Nature Come Alive
An Enlightening Activity for the Whole Family
Whether in the classroom or at home, Insect Lore activities give learners of all ages a glimpse into the fascinating world of insects and can ignite a love of exploration and discovery in children. These informative, immersive projects are perfect for family time, getting kids away from screens and encouraging them to get back into nature with the magic and wonder of insect metamorphosis.
STEM.org Authenticated Educational Product*
This Insect Lore set is a STEM.org authenticated educational product. STEM.org’s mission is to make quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education accessible to all. These products are designed to engage students from pre-K to middle school in a fun and exciting way that may start them on the road to pursuing a career in a STEM-related field.
*STEM ID #12520700. February 8th, 2019.
Over 50 Years of Educational Fun
Since 1969, Insect Lore has specialized in a variety of innovative, educational products for young learners. Starting with the signature Live Butterfly Garden and expanding to other insects, Insect Lore’s unique educational products have brought science to life in countless classrooms and homes around the world, offering children and adults a friendly, hands-on introduction to insect metamorphosis, entomology, and life-cycle learning.
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