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Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture, Living

Item # 144005
Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 163.
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Carolina makes it easy to teach the concept of life cycle with live painted lady butterflies! This 8-oz cup comes with 5 Vanessa cardui butterfly larvae and their food. The larvae pupate and emerge as adult butterflies in about 30 days. Witnessing metamorphosis is an experience that children never forget! At least 3 out of 5 larvae are guaranteed to emerge as healthy adult butterflies. Larvae come with care instructions.

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$16.65

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Witnessing metamorphosis is an experience that children never forget! This 8-oz cup comes with 5 painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly larvae and their food. The larvae pupate and emerge as adult butterflies in about 30 days. At least 3 out of 5 larvae are guaranteed to emerge as healthy adult butterflies. Larvae come with care instructions.

After the adults emerge, try breeding them. All you need is the proper host plant for the adults to lay eggs on. The mallow plant (item #144042) is the painted lady's natural host. Once your new generation of caterpillars hatches, they will be hungry, and the mallow plant is the perfect source of food for them.

Note: Cannot be shipped into Puerto Rico.

  • 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and service My larva arrived safely and on time. The all turned into butterflies! My students really enjoyed watching the process.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caterpillars lived They came on time and everything worked out great. We are now waiting for the butterflies!
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great success and gained experience I bought my first order of Painted Lady caterpillars last summer. All of them became butterflies! I shared their release with my grandchildren. They took two out of the habitat on their fingers and were very excited to pose for a photo of this event. This year I only had 3 survivals, but now I believe it was due to my mis-interpretation of their condition after they became a chrysalis. 3 of them fell off the lid. I thought they were not going to turn and threw them away. :-( I will order again next year and expect a better result because I think I have learned to understand their ability to survive even after they fall off the lid. Thank you for making this experience available.
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so awesome I bought this for my mom's birthday, 2 lived out of the 1st batch and 2 lived out of the 2nd batch. Not a very good survival ratio for the money.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for showing the life cycle. I purchased this for a kids summer "bug" camp. The cup came with 6 larvae and all survived.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I bought these for my granddaughters birthday. We got her a habitat that came with painted lady Caterpillars. All the caterpillars were d.o.a. so I order from you and all ten are butterflies as I write. I found the place when ordering again
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watchngt he process I bought these so that my grandchildren could experienced the butterfly life cycle up close & personal. We did this a few years ago, as well. We have created a butterfly habitat in our tiny, suburban back yard.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painted lady My class of preschoolers were inspired. I teach children with autism and other disabilities. The butterflies inspired our children who are nonverbal to make word approximations to label the stages. One of my professors told us to give young children experiences. This was a great way to give children experiences.
Date published: 2018-06-10
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