Caterpillar Kit

Caterpillar Kit

$190.00 inc. GST


This caterpillar kit is perfect for a classroom or home.  Observe the metamorphosis and the butterfly life cycle for 4-6 weeks!

The CaterpillarKit is a fantastic way of studying insect life cycle and the magic of metamorphosis in a classroom or just have fun observing it at home.  An unforgettable learning experience that lasts 4-6 weeks.  The kit allows to closely observe the caterpillars development and their metamorphosis into pupae (chrysalises) and butterflies.  Butterflies can be kept in the folding enclosure and fed sugar solution and fruit juice using the feeding sticks provided.  Alternatively, they can be released during the warm time of the year when temperatures reach above 20C.

Additional chrysalises can be purchased with this kit.

The kit includes:

  • A foldable Enclosure
  • Plants cuttings or potted plants (local pickup)
  • 6 healthy caterpillars
  • Detailed setup instructions and National Curriculum linked activities handbook – 74 pages of teaching goodness! – Downloadable PDF document. The instructions (5 pages) will be emailed ahead of time.  Please let us know if you need a hard copy as well, printing charges may apply.
  • 3 butterfly feeding sticks
  • A magnifying glass
  • A brush to handle caterpillars
  • A water mister to spray water on chrysalises
  • Unlimited online and phone support
  • Guaranteed to produce at least 3 butterflies!

Two Kit Options (Please contact us to discuss this option):

  1. Potted plants.  This option is for a pick up in Melbourne (Camberwell or Ascot Vale) because the postage would cost over $100..   The advantages of this option is that you don’t have to worry about keeping the plant material fresh AND you could re-grow plants use for the next year again.
  2. Fresh cuttings.  This is an excellent option for overnight delivery, as all parts of the kit fit into a compact package.  The cuttings will need to be kept refrigerated and fed to caterpillars gradually.  This will usually take 1-2 weeks.

Caterpillar Kit Video instructions:

Cost:

Both options are $190.  The price includes overnight delivery for Option 2.   Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery

How to Order:

Either use the cart option above or email us ([email protected]) or call us 1300 67 99 47 with your details and when you need the kit.  We will take care of the rest and issue you with an invoice.  Payment options:

  • Bank transfer,
  • PayPal and
  • Credit Cards.

Presentations and Caterpillar Kit packages.

We offer a discount that on presentations and caterpillar kits.  Receive at least 15% discount when you order a minimum of two presentations AND  5 sets of caterpillar kits per school/kinder.  The larger or regular annual orders will attract more discount.  Please contact us to discuss.

Plants

In Pots, Cuttings