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We carry monarch and painted lady caterpillar rearing kits. 

The caterpillar food is made from ground Hollyhock, Thistle, wheat germ and sugar.

Do the kits come with everything we need to raise our caterpillars?

Can I pre-order the kits? If so when can I place the order?

How much does it cost to ship the kit?

It can take up to 30 days from the time the caterpillar emerges from the egg to become an adult butterfly. 

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We love questions! We are here to educate the public on the incredible life cycle of butterflies. Please feel free to Contact Us at anytime if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to answer all of your questions. 

Although our caterpillars are healthy rarely you may lose caterpillars. Did you know only 5 out of 100 eggs reach the butterfly stage in the wild? We offer a free replacement of healthy caterpillars.

faq (Butterfly raising kits) 

Monarch Raising Kit Instructions 

All our kits are available starting April or May depending on weather conditions. The last kits are sent out by mid September. This is to ensure once the butterflies are released that they will survive in the wild and the monarchs will begin their migration to Mexico.

This is my first time raising caterpillars what do I do if I need further help and instructions?

What type of milkweed comes with the monarch rearing kit?

Did we miss anything? Contact Us to have all your questions answered.

Yes the complete caterpillar rearing kit comes with everything you need to raise healthy beautiful butterflies. 

Yes we take pre-orders up to 6 months in advance. You can place the order online and Contact Us and let us know when you would like to receive your order.

How long does it take for the caterpillar to reach the butterfly stage?

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What caterpillar rearing kits do you have?

The monarch rearing kit comes with tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). This type of milkweed is a perennial in the southern states of America but an annual in Canada due to our cold winters.

When are the caterpillar rearing kits available to purchase?

What is the food that is sent with the painted lady rearing kit made out of?

What if my caterpillars don't survive, do you have a guarantee?

Shipping rates vary per region. Please Contact Us and provide us

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