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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

Customer Reviews

This butterfly kit is wonderful – here is what I have learned…

196 people found this helpful.
 on May 3, 2016
By Karin
I have 4 year old twins and we purchased this set with the 2 live cups.

Great way to show the caterpillar to butterfly process

One person found this helpful.
 on October 24, 2014
By Susie Creamcheese
I bought this product because I thought that it would be a fun and educational way to show my boys (ages 3 and 5) how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. The kit you purchase here comes with the butterfly garden and a pipette (feeder). This kit does not come with the caterpillars, you have to mail away for those little guys. There is a voucher in the kit for caterpillars you can purchase for $5. Our caterpillars came within one week. We only had four caterpillars in our container but each eventually became a butterfly.

Cheaply made cage, extra $ required for the caterpillars, but success in the end.

 on April 24, 2017
By jccwc
The butterfly cage is cheaply made, and had issues with collapsing each time we stood it up, so we didn’t order the caterpillars yet. I fixed it by propping it up with dowels. The one redeeming aspect of the cage is that it is reusable. Oh, be prepared to spend an extra $7.95 for the caterpillars. I ordered the caterpillars, followed the instructions exactly by waiting at least 3 days after the last one turned into a chrysalis, trimmed off any extra silly threads and frass (poo), hung them ever so carefully in the holder provided and waited them out. Each time one emerged as a butterfly I removed the spent chrysalis to allowed proper wing development of the newly arrived butterfly. We had all five caterpillars make it to butterflies and to their freedom in the world.

Great Educational Gift!

 on April 18, 2017
By H. Cenis
This was from the Easter Bunny.

Awesome fun and educational kit! Can get caterpillar refills for even more fun!

One person found this helpful.
 on September 3, 2016
By Kali
I got this for my niece and she flipped out! It comes with five caterpillars, their food and habitat. All the kids ran to check on it in the morning and after school. It was really cool to see the changes – for kids and adults!! Everything you need to grow your butterflies. You can also get refill kits which I did for my other niece because she was so jealous of her sister’s kit. Awesome fun with some science thrown in there. The best fun and educational kit I’ve found so far! Highly recommend.

Beautiful and fun!

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 on May 31, 2017
By Amber
Super fun for all ages. It’s hard to wait, but the kids loved checking daily to see if the caterpillars and turned into butterflies. They were pretty bored with the experience by the time the butterflies finally came, but they still enjoyed it and I believe they’ll have a ton of fun when it comes time to let the butterflies free. Of the 5 caterpillars that came with our set, 5 turned into butterflies.

Favorite birthday present!

 on June 5, 2015
By Hower Family
This was my daughter’s favorite birthday present! It wasn’t exactly thrilling at first because it is just a mesh bag with nothing to look at until the caterpillars arrive. I did order the caterpillars a couple of days before her birthday and then the caterpillars arrived about a week from the date of my order. There were five caterpillars in the cup when we received it. Two of the five were definitely smaller than the others but they all started moving around the cup. Eventually the 2 smaller caterpillars did die but the other three thrived. It was about 10 days from getting the cup in the mail that each caterpillar formed chrysalides. We waited about 3 days after they formed to move them to the mesh habitat. Then 8 days later each butterfly emerged. We fed them orange slices, which they didn’t seem to pay attention to. Then when we put some small purple wild flowers sprinkled with sugar water in the habitat. The butterflies went crazy for these, fluttering wildly around. It really excited the kids to watch the butterflies “drinking” from the flowers. After having them a week, we decided it was finally warm enough to let them go. We took the butterflies outside and let them rest on each child’s finger before setting them free. What an amazing sight! This kit provided an amazing way to bring a small part of nature inside to be observed close. We can’t wait to try this again.

Fun and Learning in one. For adults too!

 on May 18, 2017
By Jiusko Representative
This is our 4th insect lore experience. This time I purchased the set for a kid hospitalized due to sudden onset of decreased motor control. I haven’t yet heard about her diagnosis, but I got exciting feedback from her parents and hospital staff how everyone enjoys this bedside project! I wrote her a brief note of how she feels sort of a ‘caterpillar’ and that very soon she will recover and feel like a beautiful free butterfly again! Even the nursing staff visit her room each day to follow the progress. It

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