Giant Butterfly Garden is a larger version of the ever so popular Live Butterfly Garden. Includes 45cm collapsible and reusable habitat, 6-10 LIVE caterpillars and Painted Lady butterfly life cycle stages figurines. Children and adults alike will be transfixed by the transformation of caterpillars into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies! Watch the amazing changes, then release your adult butterflies into the wild! The transformation from caterpillar to an adult butterfly takes approximately three to four weeks. Caterpillars are not included with the pack so you can decide the best time to get them.
In the pack there is a card which is the Caterpillar Voucher and on the back you will find instructions on how to order your caterpillars online. There is a small cost of £4.99, (about €5.99), to cover postage. Once you place your order you will receive 6-10 caterpillars (a live butterfly culture) in two clear plastic cups with all the food they will need. You will then place the cups in a safe place away from direct sunlight. The caterpillars will remain inside the cup where they will eat, spin silk and grow to TEN times their original size. They may not start to move for a couple of days after their journey.
After seven to ten days they will hang themselves upside down and harden into chrysalides. Once they have hardened, you gently move them to the pop-up butterfly habitat. Once this is done it will take approximately seven more days for them to transform into butterflies.
The Butterfly Garden is a reusable, mesh container which is perfect for up close butterfly viewing. When not in use it can be easily folded away for storage. When you wish to raise more butterflies you can simply order a refill cup of caterpillars. Vouchers for the caterpillars only are available on the earlyyearsshop.
Giant Butterfly Garden Includes:
- 45cm Collapsible and reusable habitat
- Caterpillar voucher to redeem 6-10 LIVE caterpillars
- Painted Lady butterfly life cycle stages figurines
- Feeding pipette
- Instruction guide
- Insect Lore Sugar packet (arrives with caterpillars) to make your very own Butterfly nectar
- 2 chrysalis stations (arrive with caterpillars)
Caterpillars sent March – mid-September