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Classroom Painted Lady Kit (PRE-ORDER)

Classroom Painted Lady Kit (PRE-ORDER)

Regular price $115.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $115.00 CAD
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This kit requires you to separate the caterpillars upon arrival. 

Comes with:

  • 25-30 Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae in a caterpillar cup
  • All the food you will need in a separate food cup (refrigerate unused food)
  • An "accessory kit" containing 30 individual 1oz vials for rearing each individual caterpillar, a paintbrush for safe transport, and a feeding vial for the adults
  • Does not include a flight cage. See below.
  • Instructions are online here. Printed instructions will also be included in your package.

Project Duration: 

  • 3-4 weeks

Kits will be available for pickup on May 1!

Flight cages for your adult butterflies are sold separately, and are intended to be re-used from year to year. Our cages are entomological grade; we do not offer disposable or cheaply made options that may endanger your animals. 

Required Supplies (not provided in kit):

  • Large flight cage (available for purchase here) or similar, for housing the adult butterflies
  • A misting bottle with water, for spraying the chrysalis and the adult butterflies later on
  • Food for when your adults emerge (sugar water, Gatorade, orange/watermelon slices)
  • Clean spoon for scooping food

The supplier guarantees live shipping. Remember you are dealing with living animals. Nature is not perfect; in the wild, survival rates would naturally be very low, with only around 5% of insects surviving to adulthood. In captivity and with proper care, you should expect a much higher rate of survival. Please follow your instructions carefully, and incorporate the volatility of insect life into your plans. We do not recommend assigning a single insect to a single participant, as some of them will not make it.  It is always ideal to observe insects as a population. Please check through our warranty for more information on caterpillar failures. 


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