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

Item # 144100
Brassica Butterfly (Pieris rapae) Eggs, 1 Strip, Living is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
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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. 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.

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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.

  • 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.
  • Due to USDA or USDOT regulations this item may not be shipped to the following locations:
    • Alaska
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as always We've been ordering these egg strips for several years. They arrive promptly with 2-day service. We've never had any problem with the larvae emerging. We're pleased with how many survive and our students love watching them in their life cycles. A recommendation: be sure to have food available for the larvae. We grow radish plants in class 3 weeks beforehand. They eat them quickly. We've tried cabbage from the store, but it's too tough for the larvae right out of the egg.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lost too many caterpillars I ordered this item for the first time and ended up with 8 caterpillars, sadly I now only have one. Despite that setback, I've continued to watch the remaining survivor which has been a rewarding experience. Hoping next time around I'll have better success.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product, low viability this year... This is the third year I have ordered this product for Energy Dynamics - a great lab, I wish more AP Bio teachers actually used it, or a variation of it. In the past, I have had 20-30 surviving caterpillars, and the students could barely keep up planting radishes to feed them and scooping up frass. This year I only have 9. Barely enough to mass. Just disappointed. We didn't do anything differently. Will order again, but will order two strips to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Works! I get good results for the Energy Dynamics lab. Only problem that I keep having is the timing - mine are always a little early so have to be watchful and ready.
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Butterfly Eggs I had 38 of the eggs hatch and only 2 have died so far! Great return for the investment; highly recommended.
Date published: 2011-04-05
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