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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Shipped with Live Caterpillars

A Family Favorite since 1969, from the Original Butterflies-By-Mail Company!

Watch the Miracle of Metamorphosis in your own home or classroom!

The Live Butterfly Garden offers children the invaluable lessons of metamorphosis, science, patterns, patience, and life cycle studies. Give the Magic of Metamorphosis to a child you love.

5 caterpillars (a live butterfly culture) will arrive in a clear plastic cup with all of the nutritious food they 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 (chrysalides are also known as pupae).

The Butterfly Garden Habitat is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up close butterfly viewing! When not in use it folds flat for easy storage. Once the chrysalides have hardened, gently move them to the pop-up butterfly habitat. It will take about seven to ten more days for them to complete the transformation to adult butterflies. Everyone will want to keep a close eye on the habitat so they can witness the fascinating birth of their Painted Lady Butterflies.

Once your butterflies emerge, children will love feeding them! To make the butterfly nectar, thoroughly mix 3 teaspoons of sugar with 1 cup of water. Place fresh flowers in the habitat for your butterflies to rest on and then use the feeding pipette included to sprinkle the nectar on the flowers daily. Watch your butterflies eagerly sip the nectar with their long proboscises. Butterflies also love to feed from fresh slices of watermelon and oranges!

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  • Insect Lore – The Original Butterflies-By-Mail Company Since 1969.
  • Healthy Caterpillars Shipped Safely From our Butterfly Farm to You!
  • Pop-up, reusable 11.5-inch tall mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing!
  • Cup of 5 Live Caterpillars and Feeding Pipette. 3 of the 5 caterpillars are guaranteed to develop into perfect specimens
  • Specially formulated, ready to use, caterpillar food and Extensive Butterfly Garden Instructions.

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Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Garden Shipped with Live Caterpillars NOW

Enjoy this giant-sized version of Insect Lore’s popular Live Butterfly GardenĀ®. Children and adults alike will be transfixed by the transformation of 10 caterpillars into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies! Watch the amazing changes for approximately three weeks, then release your adult butterflies into the wild!

10 caterpillars (butterfly larvae) will arrive in 2 clear plastic cups (5 caterpillars per cup) with all of the nutritious food they need to form into healthy adult butterflies. Just place the cups in a safe place away from sunlight or drafts and watch your caterpillars become little eating machines that grow to TEN times their original size!

Your Giant Butterfly GardenĀ® also includes the Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Stages. These meticulously detailed figures are the perfect educational accessory for this kit. Oversized for little hands, the eggs, larva, chrysalis and adult butterfly are made of durable plastic. They encourage up-close examination of the Miracle of Metamorphosis.

Your loveable butterflies are a joy to observe, but it is important to release them outdoors within a week of their emergence from the chrysalides. The release of your butterflies offers children yet another valuable lesson about the necessity to allow their butterflies to continue their important life cycle. Happily, butterflies often remain in your garden for a few days after release!

Product Features

  • Insect Lore – The Original Butterflies-By-Mail Company Since 1969.
  • Healthy Caterpillars Shipped Safely From our Butterfly Farm to You!
  • Insect Lore has Shipped over 50 Million Butterflies Since 1969.
  • Collapsible and Reusable 18-inch Tall Deluxe Habitat, 10 Live Caterpillars and Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Stages Figures/
  • Live caterpillars are shipped to destinations within the Continental USA. We cannot ship caterpillars to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada.

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Insect Lore Butterfly Pavilion

Witness metamorphosis with this hanging and/or free-standing mesh habitat with easy access zipper. Caterpillars eat, grow, hang upside down, form chrysalides, and then emerge as beautiful adult “Painted Lady” Butterflies. Kit includes a certificate for 6-10 caterpillars, special food, eyedropper, and guide plus a $5.00 charge for shipping and handling. (No shipment to Hawaii or outside the U.S.A.). Pavilion is 2 feet tall. Ages 4 yrs. +.

Product Features

  • Caterpillars become butterflies before their curious eyes
  • Become a butterfly farmer
  • Comes with certificate for 6-10 caterpillars, a 2 foot tall pop-up pavilion with zippered entry, feeding eyedropper and guide
  • Available only in the Continental USA and Alaska
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Mature butterflies take about 2 weeks to develop and may be released outdoors in temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Please allow 2 weeks for larvae to arrive on your doorstep
  • Requires an additional $5 priority shipping fee for the caterpillar

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Live Butterfly Garden

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Watch the Amazing Miracle of Metamorphosis in Your Own Home or Classroom

This fascinating educational kit gives children the opportunity to observe every stage of the butterfly life cycle. See five caterpillars eat and grow to ten times their original size, form chrysalides and then emerge as gorgeous Painted Lady Butterflies. Feed your butterflies in the included Butterfly Habitat for a few days and then experience the thrill of setting them free. The Live Butterfly Garden offers children the invaluable lessons of metamorphosis, science, patterns, patience, and life cycle studies. Give the Magic of Metamorphosis to a child you love. A family favorite since 1969, from the original Butterflies-By-Mail Company,

See an Amazing Transformation
  • See the miracle of metamorphosis up close!
  • A family and classroom favorite for over 40 years
  • Insect Lore has shipped over 50 million butterflies since 1969
  • An unforgettable learning experience for ages 4 and up
  • Redeem the included certificate online to have five caterpillars and nutritious food shipped to your door (a $5 shipping and handling fee is required when you redeem your certificate)
  • Watch your caterpillars grow, harden into chrysalides, and then transform into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies
  • Feed, observe, and enjoy your special butterflies for a few days and then set them free
  • Three of the five caterpillars are guaranteed to develop into perfect specimens.
  • Live caterpillars are shipped to destinations within the Continental USA. We cannot ship caterpillars to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
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12-inch habitat, guide, dropper, and coupon.
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Raise Your Very Own Butterflies

When you are ready to begin your project, visit the InsectLore website and use your certificate to receive your cup of caterpillars. Your caterpillars will arrive within 3 to 10 business days. Caterpillars will arrive in a clear plastic cup with nutritious food. Place the cup in a safe place away from direct sunlight and drafts. The caterpillars will remain in the cup and will eat, spin silk, and grow to 10 times their original size. After 7 to 10 days they will hang upside down and harden into chrysalides (chrysalides are also known as pupae). Move the Chrysalides to the Butterfly Habitat. The Butterfly Habitat (included with the Live Butterfly Garden) is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up close butterfly viewing. When not in use it folds flat for easy storage. Once the chrysalides have hardened, gently move them to the pop-up butterfly habitat. It will take about 7 to 10 more days for them to complete the incredible transformation to adult butterflies. Children and adults alike will want to keep a close eye on the habitat so they can witness the fascinating birth of their Painted Lady Butterflies.

The chrysalides will get noticeably darker when the butterflies are ready to emerge. It is so exciting to watch a butterfly pull itself out of the chrysalis with its new, long legs. At first the wings of the butterfly are crumpled and wet, but over the next hour it will pump blood into its wings until they are fully expanded and hardened. During this time the butterfly will also fuse the two halves of its tongue, or proboscis. When its wings are dry and hardened and the proboscis is fused, your butterfly is ready to fly.

Children will love to feed their butterflies. Place fresh flowers in the habitat for your butterflies to rest on and then use the feeding pipette included to drip sugar water, or nectar, on the flowers. Watch the butterflies eagerly sip the nectar with their long proboscises. Butterflies also love to feed from fresh slices of watermelon and oranges.

Enjoy your butterflies for a few days, and then experience the excitement of letting them go to continue their amazing life cycle. Release your butterflies within a week of their emergence from the chrysalides when temperatures are above 55 degrees. Simply take the butterfly habitat out to your yard, unzip the cover, and let your butterflies go. Butterflies will often land on little hands and faces before flying away. Watch for your butterfly friends, as they may decide to remain in your garden for a few days.

Do you miss your butterflies? No problem! Your Live Butterfly Garden is reusable, so you can enjoy the miracle of metamorphosis again and again. Cups of Caterpillars are available year round.

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The Live Butterfly Garden Includes:
  • Pop-up, reusable 11.5-inch tall mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing
  • Feeding Pipette
  • Complete Live Butterfly Garden Instructions and Activity Guide
  • A Certificate to redeem online for a cup of 5 live caterpillars and all the nutritious food they need (an additional $5 shipping and handling fee is required when you redeem your certificate

Product Features

  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Includes mail-in voucher for five butterfly larvae and special food. ($5.00 fee for processing)
  • Just mail in the included coupon for larvae and food.
  • See butterfly metamorphosis up close.Reusable, collapsible habitat.
  • Includes feeder.Complete instructions included.

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Safer Brand 5025 Houseplant Sticky Stakes Insect Trap, 7 Traps

Safer Brand Houseplant Sticky Stakes are ideal for use indoors or outdoors in potted plants. An economical and convenient solution to the annoyances of whiteflies, fungus gnats, black flies, trips, fruit flies, midges and other flying insects. This natural pest control trap contains no pesticides and is fully disposable. The yellow color of the trap as well as the glue will attract the insects. Shake the plant gently and insects hidden on the leaves will fly to the traps. Directions for Use: 1. Bend the flaps of the pointed end of the strips as shown. This will make it easier to inset the stake into the soil. Alternatively, you can hang the strips from the plant itself. 2. Peel off the clear plastic sheets on either side of the plastic strip, exposing the adhesive. 3. Place the strip into the soil at the base of the plant. 4. To dispose of used strips, wrap in newspaper and dispose in the trash. Houseplant sticky stakes secure in potted soil. Controls whiteflies, fungus gnats, black flies, trips, fruit flies, midges and other flying insects. Contains no dangerous pesticides. Easy to dispose of when full. Works continuously to keep your indoor or outdoor plants healthy and strong.

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  • Attracts and traps whiteflies, fungus gnats, blackflies, thrips, fruit flies, midges and other flying insects
  • Fully disposable
  • Draws pests like a magnet
  • A natural pest control – contains no pesticides
  • 1 Pack of 7 traps, 7 sticks

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An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Pavilion

The 2-foot tall Butterfly Pavilion “pops-up” easily. Hang it from a string or set it on a table-top. The see-through mesh and zippered entry allow easy access for care and feeding. Includes habitat, mail-in coupon for 6-10 Painted Lady butterfly larvae with special food and complete instructions. Please be advised that there is an additional $5.00 required when redeeming your coupon for shipping and handling. Available only in the Continental U.S. and Alaska.Experience nature up close with the Live Butterfly Pavilion from Insect Lore. This enthralling educational kit gives kids the opportunity to observe butterflies through every stage of their lifecycle. Children ages four and up can observe ten real caterpillars eat and grow to form their chrysalis, then emerge as Painted Lady butterflies. Children will love feeding the butterflies in their included observation habitat and then releasing them into the wild.

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Age: 4 years and up

Requirements:Larvae, which are available with the included mail-in coupon ($5 shipping and handling required; ships to all U.S. states except Hawaii).

Warranty: Insect Lore guarantees that at least 6 of the 10 butterfly larvae sent through the mail will metamorphose into adult butterflies.

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Live Butterfly Pavilion - What's in the Box

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Live Caterpillars Mailed Directly to You
The Butterfly Pavilion comes with a coupon to send away for ten caterpillars. The caterpillars are hatched from eggs in a butterfly nursery and mailed to your home in a special clear container, complete with caterpillar food.

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Live caterpillars and food

Keeping the caterpillars out of direct sunlight, children can watch them eat, grow, and after seven to ten days, form their chrysalides and begin their transformation into butterflies. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly normally takes two to three weeks: seven to ten days in caterpillar stage, and seven to ten days in chrysalis stage. Insect Lore guarantees that at least six of the ten caterpillars you receive will grow into adult butterflies.

Observe the Metamorphosis Up Close
The Butterfly Pavilion comes with a pop-up butterfly observation habitat, which is a cylindrical mesh container measuring 2 feet tall. Once the caterpillars become chrysalides, they can be transferred to the habitat, where they will complete their transformation into adult Painted Lady butterflies. Children will be excited to keep a close eye on the changing chrysalides and watch this seemingly magical metamorphosis.

Your Very Own Butterflies
Once the butterflies emerge, children can have lots of fun feeding them and watching them eat. The kit comes with a dropper for squeezing sugar water into the habitat for the butterflies to drink. It is recommended that flowers be placed in the habitat for the butterflies to rest on while they enjoy their meals. Kids will delight in observing the butterflies unfurl their proboscises to suck up the sugar water.

If you receive your butterflies during warmer weather, when temperatures are above 55 degrees, you can experience the excitement of releasing the butterflies into the wild. Caterpillars are available for delivery year-round, so if yours arrive in a colder month, you can keep your fully-grown butterflies in the mesh habitat for their lifespan, which is about two to four weeks.

Additional mail-in certificates are available for order, so once you’ve released your butterflies, you can reuse the Butterfly Pavilion and experience the magic of metamorphosis again and again.

What’s in the Box
Mesh butterfly habitat, feeding dropper, activity guide, complete instructions, and mail-in coupon for ten caterpillars and food

Product Features

  • Caterpillars become butterflies before their curious eyes
  • Become a butterfly farmer
  • Comes with certificate for 6-10 caterpillars, a 2 foot tall pop-up pavilion with zippered entry, feeding eyedropper and guide
  • Available only in the Continental USA and Alaska
  • Requires an additional $5 priority shipping fee for the caterpillar
  • Mature butterflies take about 2 weeks to develop and may be released outdoors in temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Please allow 2 weeks for larvae to arrive on your doorstep

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Tags: Live, Lore, Insect, butterfly, Pavilion

An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.
Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.

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Tags: Singular, Love, Long, Affair, Insect, Obsession, Butterflies

Insect lore Products Butterfly Garden

Insect lore Products Butterfly Garden

Garden, Butterfly; Insect Lore; Features five painted lady butterflies; Observe transition of each caterpillar as it matures and changes into chrysalid, and finally emerges as butterflies; Includes colorful habitat; Ages 4 and

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Insect Lore Live Butterfly Pavillion

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Pavillion

The 2-foot tall Butterfly Pavilion “pops-up” easily. Hang it from a string or set it on a table-top. The see-through mesh and zippered entry allow easy access for care and feeding. Includes habitat, mail-in coupon for 6-10 Painted Lady butterfly larvae with special food and complete instructions. Please be advised that there is an additional $5.00 required when redeeming your coupon for shipping and handling. Available only in the Continental U.S. and

Sale Price:$16.02

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