$39.00 – $100.00 inc. GST
Give your significant others the experience of having a gold dotted, emerald chrysalis turning into a gorgeous Monarch butterfly. Observe the amazing metamorphosis of the Butterfly Life Cycle.
In its current form, The Chrysalis kit is a unique product invented by Butterfly Adventures.
Give your significant others the experience of having a chrysalis turning into a gorgeous butterfly. This butterfly hatching kit is perfect for weddings, birthdays, housewarming gift, as a powerful healing symbol, or as a unique romantic gift.
Evoke those childhood memories of ‘a wish upon the wing’ by whispering your wish to the butterfly before releasing it. Butterfly Adventures guarantees that the wish will be carried up to the sky and come true…
The Chrysalis kit is perfect for the classroom. Studying Minibeasts unit and the Butterfly Life Cycle has never been so much fun. Butterflies are probably the only insects that all kids strongly relate to strongly and positively. The butterfly life cycle is a perfect example of the insect full metamorphosis with an egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and the adult butterfly. If you need curriculum based activities, we have put together chrysalis kit related lesson plans for every level.
Your butterfly will emerge from the chrysalis within 4-12 days depending on the temperatures in your room and during the transit.
Watch Dr Harry explaining how the kit works:
When will it be delivered?
We deliver everything via AusPost Overnight Express or overnight courier. This is because we are sending you delicate material and need to minimise the transit time as much as possible. This does not mean that we can dispatch your order immediately…. While we will try to send your items as quickly as possible and as close as possible to your selected date, chrysalises have a very limited shelf life and we can keep only a few of them in stock. We are kindly asking you to please allow up to two weeks for delivery. We use AusPost and Tall for overnight delivery to minimise the time in transit.
Will I always get the same chrysalis?
We will try to send you the Monarch chrysalises (see images below) when we can but, at different times of the year there are limitations in availability and we will send the species available at the time. So the butterfly hatching kit may come with chrysalises of very different textures shapes and colours: green or brown, smooth or slightly spiked and some can even wriggle! Please let us know, if you only want a Monarch but this could mean a longer wait.
Releasing or keeping your butterflies.
Butterflies require 20C or higher to fly. They will be sleepy at lower temperatures. The mesh cube supplied is NOT suitable for keeping butterflies for longer than 1-2 days. If it is cold where you are, you have an option of making a larger enclosure yourself or buying one from our shop.
The butterflies can be kept as pets in a larger enclosure for 3-4 weeks, you just need to feed them. It is easy to feed butterflies. Soak a paper towel in sugary water (1-2 teaspoons of sugar per glass of water) and place it on top of the enclosure. Butterflies are attracted to light and always hang out at the top of the enclosure. This is where you place your paper towel. You can also put one at the bottom of the cage, just in case. Additionally, its a very good idea to mist the mesh of your enclosure with water to keep the butterflies hydrated.
What if things go wrong?
A birth of a butterfly, like a birth of any living creature is a rather delicate process. We wish we could say that there is 100% guarantee of success but that would be unrealistic. What we can guarantee, however, is that we will be there to answer your questions, support you and in a rare case of the birth going wrong to replace your chrysalis.
|Dimensions||13 × 13 × 13 cm|
Natural, Pink, Purple
one (included), two, three, four, five
Please note: we have reached our capacity for Caterpillar Kits for the month of May and June and the weather is closing in. We will start sending Orchard Swallowtail butterfly kits from 15 July to the warmer states and Monarch Caterpillar kits from 7th October 2019 everywhere else.
The caterpillar kit is perfect for a classroom or home. Observe the metamorphosis and the butterfly life cycle for 4-6 weeks!
Let Butterfly Adventures bring the excitement of butterflies into your school’s classroom!