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Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Adult

Item # 144079
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Adult is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
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Adults are fully formed butterflies and are great for displays of life cycle and even for releasing at special events outside the classroom, such as weddings. Adult butterflies are shipped in large cups containing folded paper. Price listed is for 1 butterfly.

Price

$7.25

In stock and available to ship.

Adults are fully formed butterflies and are great for displays of life cycle and even for releasing at special events outside the classroom, such as weddings.

When you order adult butterflies, we recommend also ordering a flight cage such as our Carolina™ Butterfly Sanctuary (item #674291). You can provide either flowering plants (petunias, etc.) or sugar water for food. For sugar water, dissolve 2 teaspoons (or 2 packets of sugar) in 1/2 cup of water. Soak a ball of cotton in the sugar solution and place it in the flight cage. Check the cotton ball and replace it when it dries or becomes soiled. Never offer water in an open container; the butterflies will fall into it and drown.

Because adults are the final stage of the life cycle, they will live for approximately 1 to 2 weeks before dying of natural causes. They need 14 hours or more of light daily to mate and produce eggs. If you do not want eggs, restrict them to no more than 8 hours of light per day. When raising butterflies in a classroom, the adults can live out their life span in a suitable flight cage.

Price listed is for 1 butterfly. Adult butterflies are shipped in large cups containing folded paper. If you need large quantities of adults, 3 weeks’ advance notice is required.

  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My grandson loves butterfly's and he throughly enjoyed seeing them up close. They were amazing !!! They arrived just fine. My grandson fed them as soon as they arrived. He loved learning about them and cared about them very much. I will definitely order more for him to observe. Thank you very much . It was an invaluable lesson for him to see and learn about such beautiful and delicate creatures.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this product. All 5 of our butterflies hatched. The children enjoyed watching the process. We were going to keep the butterflies captive but decided to set them free after 3 days. This is fascinating for any age group.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to release! I released mine in early summer on a sunny day in a open field, they lay eggs on Thistle plants so if you have these nearby thats a great release spot! Weeks later I saw many more wild Painted Lady butterflies, their offspring! The adults tend to drink nectar from Thistle and Clover flowers.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beatifull Very please
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful butterflies I purchased the adult butterflies, and they came in a nice plastic container, all ready to go for my class. I wanted to start from larvae but didn't have enough time, so these little guys were perfect - the kids loved watching them, and we released them once class was over.
Date published: 2009-02-04
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