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Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Eggs

Item # 144078
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Stages, Eggs is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
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Butterfly eggs are packaged in units of 30 to 35. Eggs are recommended if you want students to see the complete butterfly life cycle from the beginning. Eggs will take 4 weeks to produce adults. When you purchase eggs, we recommend you also purchase Painted Lady Culture Medium (item #144040) and Culture Cup Sets (item #144068) to raise the larvae.

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$15.25

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Butterfly eggs are packaged in units of 30 to 35. Eggs are recommended if you want students to see the complete butterfly life cycle from the beginning. Eggs will take 4 weeks to produce adults, compared to butterfly larvae, which take 2 to 3 weeks to produce adults.

When you purchase eggs, we recommend you also purchase Painted Lady Culture Medium (item #144040) and Culture Cup Sets (item #144068) to raise the larvae.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Arrived as expected I wasn't totally ready for the eggs, which were much smaller than I thought. I prepared 5 vented jar for the eggs, and put in Hollyhock as host leaves. Before I got them ready, on day 2 after delivery the eggs were hatching in the vial. I removed the newly hatched egg caterpillars with a tooth pick, and divided them into my 5 jars with Hollyhock. They were too small to count, but immediately began eating the host plants. As they grew larger, I added 5 more jars, and switched over to synthetic food. I ended up with 79 caterpillars in all, and they are about to go into the Pupa stage/chrysalis stage.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for price I received all the eggs in great condition. Most had hatched in transit or did within a day of arrival. These are really small first instars and should be handled with care. If you have never raised them before, I suggest to not get the eggs but maybe larger larvae instead. The only issue was that I received 2-3 times of the eggs I had ordered. Fortunately, I had extra food but that may not work for everyone.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great life science project for the classroom! I loved being able to begin this study with the butterfly egg itself. The children were very interested in the process and delighted with their caterpillar's growth and development.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hatched quickly! We received the eggs in a timely manner, and they were ready to hatch about 24 hours later. Fortunately, the vast majority did hatch and are developing properly.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Continuing from last message, Past years.. Excellent! This Year... From my few surviving we raised some beautiful butterflies They mated, laid eggs and now we have tons more. I am well prepared with thistle from the community garden. So this did turn out better. Some years our family has raised over 769 painted ladies. It's my summer treat!
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Many died Many of the eggs didn't, hatch, which I expected. However, of the caterpillars that did hatch, many died soon afterward. I realize some death is to be expected, but it was more than I thought.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Learning Experience I have always ordered the caterpillars in the past but this year I thought I would try the eggs. They were awesome. We put them under our stereoscope and actually got to watch the caterpillars eat their way out of the eggs! My students were amazed. The tiny caterpillars were a little tedious to move into containers because of their size but I found using a pipe cleaner worked well. I raised them in deli containers with a tiny hole poked in the top for air.
Date published: 2009-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightfully easy! This has been one of the easiest experiences with live insects that I've ever had. The eggs were hatching within 2 days of their arrival. All but 4 eggs hatched, for a total of about 40 caterpillars! Almost all of the caterpillars pupated and transformed into butterflies. It was effortless and exciting.
Date published: 2009-06-09
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