January, 2013

They’re ALIVE!

January 31, 2013 butterfly Updates

The butterflies have started to emerge. They’re small, but are sure to grow. I’ll be calling the Botanical Gardens tomorrow to arrange their release! All are invited to attend (if you’ll be in town). Can you spot the butterfly? Look close at the bottom – right of the group. He’s upside-down and staring right at […]



Botanical Gardens

January 26, 2013 butterfly Updates

Mom had a great idea for a release location and asked me to call our local Botanical Garden as they have a butterfly habitat. They were thrilled with the idea and offered half price admission since we are contributing to the Gardens. Sam is happy that her butterflies will be living a full butterfly life […]


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January 25, 2013 butterfly Updates

Our caterpillar have turned into¬†Chrysalis¬†and are now securely in the Butterfly Habitat. We anxiously await their arrival. Transferring them into the habitat was an interesting experience. The instructions had us remove the lid from the plastic container and peel back the film along the top of the plastic. The film didn’t seem to hold up, […]


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Noticeably Larger in Day Three

January 13, 2013 butterfly Updates

The larvae have become noticeably larger today and have become much more active. All larvae are moving, which means I was wrong when I stated one was dead. When watching these little ones, I’m beginning to see more detail including their mouths moving and different color spikes on their backs.


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Where we got the kit

January 12, 2013 butterfly Updates

I believe Santa got the Butterfly Kit from Insect Lore. Here is a link to the page in case you want additional information: http://www.insectlore.com/Living+Kits/Butterflies/ They are shipped either with the larvae, or with a card you can mail in to get larvae at a later time. Note that there is an additional $5 fee to […]



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January 12, 2013 butterfly Updates



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And Here We Go!

January 12, 2013 butterfly Updates

Today, the larvae arrived and it appears that 4 of the 5 larvae survived the trip. They arrived in a little cup surrounded by bubble wrap and shipped in a bubble mailer. Instructions say to leave the larvae in the upright cup, sealed, and in a room temperature location away from sudden temperature changes. A […]


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