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Pick Up Saturday June 22, Monarch Caterpillar to Butterfly Life Cycle Kit

Pick Up Saturday June 22, Monarch Caterpillar to Butterfly Life Cycle Kit

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Experience Metamorphosis! Everything you need to watch caterpillars mature and create their chrysalis and emerge as Monarch Butterflies is included. 

Full Metamorphosis Kit Includes*
-12x24 reusable enclosure
-4 Monarch caterpillars
-2 medium milkweed plants
-spray bottle
-instructions

For the first few days, the caterpillars will be VERY hungry and munch away at the milkweed leaves. When they are full they will crawl to the top of the enclosure and begin the process of forming their chrysalis by hanging in a "J" formation. In this moment, pay close attention because rather quickly they will form their beautiful bright green chrysalis where their metamorphosis will take place over the next 7-10 days. 

In 7-10 days you will see the chrysalis become transparent, revealing the butterfly's new wings. Eventually the butterfly will "eclose" and leave the chrysalis, where it will hang and dry out its wings. Butterflies may be observed for up to 24 hours, but then need to be released outside to drink the nectar from flowers that they need to survive and start the life cycle again. 

*Already have your own 12x24 enclosure and spray bottle? You can order the "Expert Metamorphosis Kit" at check out. 

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