Caterpillar kit refill – 6 caterpillars and plants

$129.00 inc. GST


** Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar Kits will be available from 19th July to 27th September.  These are ONLY for locations that have daily temperatures above 22 degrees **

** Monarchs will be available for all states at the beginning of October **



So you enjoyed the caterpillar kit and would like your students or kids to have the butterfly experience again. No need to pay for the whole kit this time!  Just order this refill and re-use your equipment and the instructions/education material book.

The price includes Express Post delivery to most places in Australia.  We do, as always, ask for up to 2 weeks processing time.

Releasing or keeping your butterflies.

Butterflies require 20C or higher to fly.  They will be sleepy at lower temperatures.

If the weather is not warm enough, the butterflies can be kept in your pop-up enclosure for 3-4 weeks or longer but you need to feed them every second day.  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 is included:

  • 6 caterpillars
  • Plant cuttings
  • Delivery via  Express Post (overnight to most areas)
  • email and phone support

Please click here for the full Caterpillar Kit.

Orchard Swallowtails (available seasonally)

Young Orchard caterpillar is black and white. It tries to look like a bird poop!
A mature Orchard caterpillar changes its colour to green and looks alot like a green branch.
A mature Orchard caterpillar changes its colour to green and looks alot like a green branch.
An Orchard chrysalis positions itself with its head up and is attached to a branch by a tuft of silk at the bottom tip and a silken “belt” in the middle. Its colour can be green or brown depending on its surrounding and it can wiggle its abdomen to surprise predators and unsuspecting kids..
A mature Orchard swallowtail butterfly is magnificent with large wings bearing red and white markings. It glides gracefully among the trees.








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