The 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. 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 box you will receive a card or Caterpillar Voucher . On the back of this voucher you will find instructions on how to order your caterpillars online. There is a small cost of £4.99, (approx €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. When they are ready they will hang upside down in their chrysalis and after another week or so they will emerge as 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 Primary School Shop.
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