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Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture

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Painted Lady Butterfly 5-Larvae Culture is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 151.
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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.

Order the Live Culture Coupon to receive the culture at your convenience.

 
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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.

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 hatch, they will be hungry, and the mallow plant is the perfect source of food for them.

Order the Live Culture Coupon to receive the culture at your convenience.

 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun life cycle project I purchased the butterfly larva and nutrient kit as well as the butterfly holder carrier. All the larva went through the stages and became butterflies. My five year old and I had fun viewing and documenting their progress. She is now excited about doing the same with the lady big kit.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Fantastic! Great live product. We are performing the "Butterflies in Space" activity.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very User Friendly Just arrived this week and so far so good. All larva appear to be alive and growing. Our kids are very excited to watch the process unfold and realease their butterflies into the wild!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painted Butterfly Larvae Right now they are moving and starting their metamorphosis. The kids are eagerly watching what will happen with all ten!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality butterflies I order my Painted Lady butterfly larvae every year from Carolina as part of my 2nd grade teaching curriculum. The shipping instructions are always followed well, the container is well packaged, I receive 6 larvae and 5-6 become butterflies (one sometimes has an imperfect "Nemo wing" and cannot fly, but that is a good nature lesson for children as well). I would give 5 stars, except one thing changed this year: the material that the caterpillars attach themselves to (stretched under the lid) used to be stiff paper. This year it was a soft fabric. Unfortunately, the weight of the chrysalids, when the fabric disc is pinned to the side of a habitat, makes the fabric flop and roll inward on itself. I had to use 4 safety pins to hold it open. Please consider changing either back to paper or some other stiffer material. I will still order this product from Carolina regardless, because the insect quality and customer service far exceeds other companies. Thank you for year after year of beautiful, healthy butterflies!
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae I've used Carolina Biological for years, always a quality product!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Butterfly The butterflies are really interesting watching. The information sheets are really helpful to know what to do and when to do it.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has been reliable and it is sent quickly. I have purchased Painted Lady larva multiple times over the years. I work in a school and my kids love to watch the metamorphosis unfold. When my own kids were little I purchased them as well. The only thing I feel is a con is the price. It is pricey for what you get. The shipping is very high.
Date published: 2017-05-03
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