Live Butterfly Raising Kits For The Classroom
An amazing experience for children to witness the wonder of
metamorphosis first hand in their own classroom. At Lucy’s Butterfly Farm we provide live caterpillar kits ideal for classroom use. The caterpillars come with special painted lady food, and instructions for each stage of development. When the caterpillars arrive they will be a few days to a week old. They grow so rapidly over the next week or two that the children will see the difference from one day to the next. The next stage is the chrysalis. After one to two weeks a butterfly will emerge from each chrysalis. As butterflies usually emerge late morning it’s very likely that the children will also witness that moment. From caterpillar to butterfly the transformation takes about 3-4 weeks. After observing the butterflies in the classroom for a few days, comes the grand finale release. A memorable classroom experience, as the students release their butterflies and watch them flutter off.
Cost per kit $62.50 Plus Hst, Plus shipping and handling overnight with FedEx.
Shipping costs are based on your postal code.
25+ caterpillers per kit, plus their food and containers
Flight cages are not included in the kits.
Flight or emergence cages (pictured right) are available this year for $17.95 or $24.95
Please order now by email for delivery April, May and June.
Pre-payment is required,
Invoices will be provided via email.
Please note: Here's what we need before filling your order:
Full name of contact person,
Full address for delivery with * postal code
**This is required for a quote on shipping costs.
Lucy-Anna Perna, Butterfly Farmer
147 Long Lake Road, Apsley, Ontario, Canada K0L 1A0
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Some facts about Painted Lady Butterflies
The most commonly found butterfly is the Painted Lady. It’s scientific name is Vanessa cardui. It’s wingspan is 1 ¾ " to 2 ¼", (4.5 to 6cm ) Painted Lady butterflies display an orange, black, white and brown colour on it's upper wings. On the under side of the wings they are tan, and blue with a little purple colour. They are found in their natural habitat of woods, flower gardens, meadows and deserts throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Painted Lady caterpillars feed on such plants as hollyhock, whereas adults feed on nectar from any flower. An adult sucks out the flower nectar by means of a long proboscis. Taste receptors on the second two pairs of legs enable the butterfly to taste sweet liquids with its feet.
13"x 13" x 13" flight cage $17.95
14" x 14" x 24" flight cage