IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ: PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY DISCOUNT CODE ON THIS PRODUCT AS THIS PRODUCT IS DROP-SHIPPED FROM THE SUPPLIER. PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE INTO YOUR BUTTERFLY ORDER. IF YOU DO WISH TO PURCHASE OTHER PRODUCTS, PLEASE CREATE TWO SEPERATE TRANSACTIONS. These can ONLY BE SHIPPED WITHIN AUSTRALIA.
* Seasonal Product; Chrysalis kits will be shipped out February 2021.
What a better way to see the lifecycle of a butterfly than in front of your own eyes? This butterfly hatching kit is perfect for weddings, birthdays, housewarming gift, as a powerful healing symbol, or as a unique romantic gift.
Studying the Butterfly Life Cycle has never been so much fun. Butterflies are very safe and popular insects that all kids can relate to strongly and positively.
The butterfly life cycle is a perfect example of the complete insect metamorphosis with an egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and the adult butterfly.
Your butterfly will emerge from the chrysalis within 4-12 days depending on the temperatures in your room and during the transit.
Please be mindful that you mesh cube colour is selected at random.
Please supervise your children at all times when caring for your Chrysalis/Butterfly. Always keep out of reach of children.
We will try to send you the Monarch chrysalises when we can but, at different times of the year there are limitations in availability and we will send the species available at the time. So the butterfly hatching kit may come with chrysalises of very different textures shapes and colours: green or brown, smooth or slightly spiked and some can even wriggle! Please let us know, if you only want a Monarch but this could mean a longer wait.
Butterflies require 20C or higher to fly. They will be sleepy at lower temperatures. The mesh cube supplied is NOT suitable for keeping butterflies for longer than 1-2 days. If it is cold where you are, you have an option of making a larger enclosure. It is not ideal but it is better than keeping butterflies in a very small cube.
The butterflies can be kept as pets in a larger enclosure for 3-4 weeks but need to feed them. It is easy (and fun!) to feed butterflies. Soak a paper towel in sugary water (1-2 teaspoons of sugar per glass of water) and place it on top of the enclosure. Butterflies are attracted to light and always hang out at the top of the enclosure. This is where you place your paper towel. Alternatively, you can get your butterflies to walk on a cotton wool ball soaked in sugary water. They tase with the tips of their legs and as soon as they step on their liquid lunch their proboscis will begin to unroll. Additionally, it’s a very good idea to mist the mesh of your enclosure with water to keep the butterflies hydrated.