Looking for Butterflies? Check our website next March to order Live Painted Lady Butterflies for May delivery.
The Live Painted Lady Butterfly Rearing Kit is the perfect kit for families to raise butterflies from larvae to butterfly. The Rearing Kit includes 3-5 larvae.
Did you know Painted Lady Butterflies are found on every continent except Antarctica and are virtually as widespread as the Cabbage White - and all of this without human assistance? They are common throughout Canada. The upper surface is orange, black and white, with a wingspan of 50 - 60 mm.
Have you ever wondered at the beauty and majesty of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis? Now you can watch the cycle in your own home. Each Rearing Kit comes with clear instructions, feeding information, artificial diet, and larvae in a caterpillar cup. These kits are a wonderful spring project.
See the information below for Live Painted Lady Butterfly Kit for spring 2021!
The Butterfly Rearing Kit includes: :
- 3-5 larvae in a 16oz rearing chamber already set up with enough nutrient diet to rear them (no transfer into smaller containers necessary)
- Paint brush for safe handling
- Adult feeding vial
Larvae do not come with a flight cage to house adult butterflies. You will need a larger container for your chrysalis to emerge.
The whole project takes about a month :
Plant a Butterfly Garden!
- 1 - 3 weeks as a caterpillar
- About one week as a chrysalis
- Then your butterfly emerges.
- Release your butterflies in 5-7 days.
Plant a corner of your garden or flowerbed with butterfly friendly plants and include host plants for all life stages. Don't be discouraged if you don't have much space, butterflies appreciate hanging plants and container gardens too.
Here is a list of some of the plants you may want to add to your garden to be "butterfly friendly".
- Herbs: Sage, Hyssop, Thyme, Dill, Parsley, Chives, Mint
- Flowers: Asters, Cosmos, Pansies, Marigolds, Violets, Lilac, Hollyhocks, Lupines, Coneflower, Faillardia, Phlox, Primrose, Sedum, Yarrow, Calendula, Dahlia
- Wildflowers: Queen Anne's Lace, Goldenrod, Red or White Clover, Milkweed, Purple Coneflower, Dandelion, Asters, Bearberry (Kinnikinik), Gooseberry
- Vegetables (Left to Flower): Carrots, Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage.