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Brassica Butterfly (Pieris rapae) Eggs, 1 Strip, Living



This classroom butterfly, Pieris rapae, can be raised entirely on plants from the brassica family. Place the paper strip with eggs gently on a leaf and watch the tiny green caterpillars eat and grow. Move the larger caterpillars to brussels sprouts or to other readily available vegetables from the brassica family until the pale green chrysalids are formed. Attractive, white butterflies will appear in about 30 days. Complete instructions include rearing tips, feeding activities, behavior studies, and more. A unit of eggs should result in at least 5 or 6 caterpillars. A 2-week notice for orders of 10 units or more is needed. Note: Sow radish, turnip, or Fast Plants® seed about a week before your butterfly eggs arrive, allowing at least 10 plants per unit of eggs. Should not be shipped over a weekend. Carolina recommends that you request your order to arrive on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (or even a Saturday) to avoid weekend shipping.


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