It is a wonderful gift for children. you will use it in your classroom with students with special needs to study the life cycle. Students will like to see the transformation and eventually release the butterflies. It is easy for larvae to have enough food before they turn into a pupa. The only thing is that you will never keep the butterfly habitat as butterflies always leak red fluids everywhere when they are born from the pupa. you will love how this updated collection has a clear cap on the top of the habitat so it’s easy to see inside.
you don’t really use nourishing because you will just give them oranges and strawberries. Be kind to the caterpillar cups as the puppy can fall down when the cup shakes. It is a wonderful project for children of all ages. Even adults are surprised to see butterflies. It takes more than a month for everything to hatch and release.
You can give it as a gift to your mother or children on Mother’s Day. Years ago we had her butterflies and loved her. Last winter, I had the opportunity to see a picture I took of butterflies on a forest path where my mom and dad were walking. I’ve never seen her before or heard the story. My mom liked to tell me that, she made her smile. She misses my dad gone now and I think the butterflies make her think and smile. So we got this set. She had all the information she needed and today she launched 4 beautiful butterflies in her yard among the flowers. She was very excited when one landed on her and for a long time refused to fly freely. This set was everything I needed to be in a gift.
This was from the Easter Bunny.
It actually arrived sooner than expected (gotta love Amazon!!)
We got the kit WITH the caterpillars. Just so you know….in the 4 days prior to Easter those Caterpillars more the DOUBLED in size.
I know they grow quickly, but didn’t expect it to be that quick. It’s been 2 days since the kids received this and the caterpillars are already starting to hang from the lid to start turning into chrysalis. So keep that in mind if you are getting this as a gift, you may want to opt for the one with the voucher to order the caterpillars at a later date.
NOTE: some of the things that people said about the information not being up to date, I believe has since been fixed. The directions and the info. book were informative on all the items that came in this kit.
So far things are looking good, we are excited to see the butterflies in a couple weeks!
Product of the year award winner – creative Child awards 2018! See tiny caterpillars grow grow grow into butterflies! Kids can observe the butterfly life cycle up close with this Butterfly kit from Insect Lore A family and teacher favorite for almost 50 years The butterfly garden with live lets you begin the project The day the box arrives At your door It comes with 5 baby caterpillars and everything you need to get them Growing! The entire metamorphosis takes about 3 weeks Watch them transform from caterpillars to chrysalides to beautiful painted Lady butterflies – then let them go to pollinate our world!