About Insect Lore:
Insect Lore was founded by an entomologist, Carlos White who was keen in the idea of making a kit through which all the people especially the kids could see the metamorphosis of a real and live butterfly. The challenge was to prepare a recipe for the caterpillars to eat for the emerging process to become an adult butterfly. He succeeded in preparing the nutrition filled caterpillar food and thus the birth of Butterfly Garden.
A Brief Look:
The Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden is a great way to view the real butterfly emerging process. It kindles children to know the worth of the nature and helps the kids to lend their hands in taking care and letting the beautiful creatures out in the world.
The Amazing Kit:
The Live Butterfly Garden is a home kit that has all the essentials for a complete grown lady butterfly. The kit includes a butterfly observation habitat, a dropper for feeding the caterpillars, a complete instruction guide with all the interesting butterfly facts and a butterfly certificate to send away the larvae.
Receiving the caterpillars:
Spending some time and taking care is what is important before mailing for the caterpillars and their food. All that to be done to receive the set of caterpillars is to simply post a mail-in coupon and the butterfly larvae with the food will be shipped in directly at the doorstep. The will be three to five caterpillars which is available in a small clear plastic cup with adequate food for its development. At the rear end of the cup, there will be light brown fudge which will be the caterpillar’s food for the couple of weeks. The metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly can be expected to take up 3 weeks.
Experience The Change:
The caterpillar container has to be kept upright and away from direct sunlight. It is recommended to keep it indoors so that they stay healthy by eating food. In about 7 to10 days time, at a normal room temperature, they undergo a change to form chrysalides. It should be left undisturbed so that they climb at the top and hang their head down where the body parts eventually get transformed into the beautiful parts.
It is time to take them to the observation habitat once the chrysalides have formed. The silk and the frass have to be removed with care from the paper disk which may be a hindrance for the birth of the butterflies. There is a carry handle to hang the butterfly garden so that very small babies or the accidental bumps or damages can be avoided.
To the Colourful Butterflies:
The butterflies come out after 7 to 10 days of chrysalides’ formation. When the chrysalides are darker, it is high time to monitor so as to not miss the newborn butterfly. It takes about 2 hours for the wings to get strong enough to fly. It is fun to feed and see the butterflies eat. The floor can be decorated with fresh flowers. Once the weather permits, the butterflies can be released safely to the environment in the daytime when it is not too hot or cold.
The Insect Lore guarantees that the three of its five eggs emerge into a beautiful, healthy butterfly outdoors if the instructions and care is taken properly.
Reusable Butterfly Habitat:
The best part is the butterflies’ habitat is reusable which means another new set of caterpillars can be ordered and can be grown into a healthy painted lady using the same habitat.
The Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden is an Oppenheim Best Toy Award winning kit as it is an educational kit offering the kids to closely observe the life-cycle of these lovely creatures and letting them out free. Also, one of the excellent learning activities coupled with fun and thrill for both the little ones and the parents. The Butterfly Garden is so fascinating to know the fact and the nature’s quality as how all these process take place naturally without any human’s care or intervention. If ready to spend some time along with the kids, it is worth a kit that helps both the children and parents in bringing up the lady butterflies to a beautiful environment.
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Kit – Product Details
|Product Name||Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden Kit|
|Type of Toy||Nature related|
|Material of construction||Net|
|Product Dimensions (H x W x D)||33 x 33 x 7.6 cm|
|Speciality||Great educational value
Develop respect for nature
|Age Limit||3 years & above|
|Box Contents||The net garden, feeding supplies for the butterflies,
instruction booklet that and a mail in coupon for
five painted lady caterpillars and special food