***Please note, the supplier dispatches caterpillars from March until mid September only***
A fantastic gift for any child, this butterfly hatching kit allows them to watch the miracle of metamorphosis at home! Watch as caterpillars turn into chrysalides, and then into grown Painted Lady butterflies. The kit includes a 30cm tall pop-up habitat, feeding pipette, a fun-filled fact & activity guide, and a certificate for five caterpillars and food (redeemable online or by post). Children will love being able to witness this magical transformation close-up and will be enthralled by this fun way of learning. Suggested as suitable for age 4+ years.
The Butterfly lifecycle takes 3-5 weeks. First, your caterpillars will eat their own food, growing to ten times their original size. Next, they'll hang upside-down and shed their skins to form chrysalides. Finally, see them emerge as beautiful butterflies, completing their metamorphosis! Once the butterflies have hatched it is recommended you keep them for 3-4 days. Then your children can experience the joy of releasing them into the wild! The Butterfly Garden habitat is reuseable and more caterpillars can be purchased by buying a 'Caterpillar Refill Voucher', also available at The One Stop Bug Shop.
***Buyers will NOT receive any live caterpillars with this kit. You will need to contact the manufacturer to purchase these directly. This can be done quickly online. All details will be on your coupon, included with the set. Insect Lore currently charge £2.99 for the shipping of the caterpillars to you. Caterpillars are dispatched between March & mid-September. ***