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Ward's® Painted Lady Butterflies

Avg. Ratings: 5.0 (7 Reviews)

Vanessa cardui Butterflies form chrysalides and transform into colorful butterflies right before your eyes.

Transform your students from observers of nature to active participants with this hands-on kit. Enhance life cycle or metamorphosis lessons with living examples as your students watch caterpillars form chrysalides then become colorful butterflies. Development can take between 14 and 26 days.

Habitat (6706200) includes:
Pop-up butterfly pavilion
30 live larvae on prepared media
Replacement Media Pack

Habitat (4745290) includes:
Pop-up butterfly pavilion
10 live larvae on prepared media

Habitat (2899890) includes:
Pop-up butterfly pavilion
5 live larvae on prepared media

Replacement Larvae Kit (6700700) includes:
30 live larvae on prepared media
Replacement Media Pack

Replacement Larvae Kit (6700705) includes:
5 live larvae on prepared media

Replacement Media Pack (879900) includes:
30 small cups with lids for watching development
100g. powdered media with preparation instructions
Plastic spoon
Paint brush for transferring larvae

Please see the Butterfly Order Form on the Product Resources Tab for larvae spring shipping schedule.

  • Complete habitats available in 3 different sizes
  • Students experience a full life cycle
  • Now available with pre-mixed or powdered food options
  • Quick development - occurs between 14 to 26 days
All complete culture kits include a pop-up mesh pavilion, larvae, setup instructions, and enough media to take them from caterpillar to butterfly.

Ordering Information: These products contain living or perishable materials. Please specify a delivery date at time of ordering.

Ward's holds valid USDA permits allowing us to ship to most Continental US States.

Delivery Information: FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS–Please see the Butterfly Order Form on the Product Resources Tab for larvae spring shipping schedule.


   
 

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Complete Culture Kits
Item # Description Food Type Unit Availability Price Quantity
6706200 Large Butterfly Kit (30 Larvae, Food Refill Pack and Habitat)
Live Product
Powdered Kit of 1 Retrieving
470227-450 Large Butterfly Kit (30 Larvae, Food Refill Pack and Habitat)
Live Product
Pre-mixed (moist) Kit of 1 Retrieving
4745290 Medium Butterfly Kit (10 Larvae on Food and Habitat)
Live Product
Pre-mixed (moist) Kit of 10 Retrieving
2899890 Small Butterfly Kit (5 Larvae on Food and Habitat)
Live Product
Pre-mixed (moist) Case of 6 Retrieving
Kit of 1 Retrieving

Replacement Larvae
Item # Description Food Type Unit Availability Price Quantity
6700700 Large Refill (30 Larvae on Food plus Food Refill Pack)
Live Product
Powdered Kit of 1 Retrieving
470227-452 Large Refill (30 Larvae on Food plus Food Refill Pack)
Live Product
Pre-mixed (moist) Kit of 1 Retrieving
875652 Small Refill (5 Larvae on Food)
Live Product
Pre-mixed (moist) Kit of 1 Retrieving

Eggs
Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
470112-844 Butterfly Eggs (approx. 200)
Live Product
Each Retrieving

Food and Supplies
Item # Description Food Type Unit Availability Price Quantity
470227-454 Media Refill plus Mini-Cups (Pre-mixed)
Pre-mixed (moist) Kit of 1 Retrieving
470227-448 Media Only (Pre-mixed)
Pre-mixed (moist) Each Retrieving
879901 Powdered Media, 100 g Bag
Powdered Pack of 1 (100g) Retrieving
380600 Powdered Media, 1 kg Bag
Powdered Each Retrieving
470215-426 Pop-up Butterfly Pavilion
Each Retrieving

SPECIFICATIONS

Length 53 cm
Slide Type Animal
Width 86 cm

ACCESSORIES

Item # Description Finish Food Type Orientation Unit Availability Price Quantity
380600 Powdered Media, 1 kg Bag
- Powdered 326-1671+ Each Retrieving
470215-426 Pop-up Butterfly Pavilion
- 470215-426 Each Retrieving
922486 Butterfly, Wing
- - WARD470181-654 Each Retrieving
330283 Butterfly Life Cycle Poster
Unlaminated - WARD470023-244 Each Retrieving
922485 Siphoning Tube Type, Butterfly
- - WARD470181-652 Each Retrieving
146105 WARD’S Insect Mounting Kit
- - WARD470019-270 Each Retrieving

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REVIEWS (7)

Total Ratings: 7
Avg. Ratings: 5.0 out of 5

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boreal.com user Teacher / Head teacher / Burnaby, BC
Yes, I recommend
Fantastic!! Only 3 did not survive. The children loved learning about the cycle and watching them grow. An excellent hands on learning activity.
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BOREAL.com associate Published 06/14/2017
Thank you for sharing!
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mbboreal.com user education / Learning Support Teacher / Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Yes, I recommend
I have ordered the 30 larva kits two years in a row. I have about a 90% success rate of butterflies emerging. The students love seeing the living caterpillars and following the change. I usually have some of the larva feed on thistle so they can see the difference between natural food vs the medium and it helps students to see the connection to the natural world. Thanks for the opportunity to raise these amazing creatures.
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BOREAL.com associate Published 06/14/2017
We're happy to hear your enjoying our Ward's® Painted Lady Butterflies. Thank you for your feedback!
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Sandra K. Education / Teacher / Mississauga, Ontario
Yes, I recommend
I put in an order for two of these full kits and bought an additional net for three classes to enjoy. Students absolutely loved it as well as the teachers - including teachers that saw it for the first time. They want to do the same thing with their class next year! I wrote student names on the larva cups using a permanent marker. I let students name their caterpillar and I wrote the name of the caterpillar on the top of the lid. They really enjoyed that. When transferring the chrysalis into the enclosure, make sure to use a strong tape, such as duct tape to fasten the lids to the top of the enclosed net.The net is reusable and can get stained with the colouring from the butterfly wings (students thought it was blood at first). Hopefully we can wash them for next year. I would definitely order these again.
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BOREAL.com associate Published 06/14/2017
Thank you for sharing! We love your tips and tricks! If you do need another habitat, they are available separately, item 470215-426 Pop-up Butterfly Pavilion.
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boreal.com user Education / Teacher / Fonthill, Ontario
Yes, I recommend
This product was great! It was delivered on time- with email updates. The caterpillars were shipped with the food so there wasn't any extra preparation needed. The children in Kindergarten enjoyed watching the caterpillars get bigger and bigger and follow the life cycle stages that they had learned about. They are currently in their chrysalis and we are still anxiously awaiting the butterfly stage Thanks!!
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BOREAL.com associate Published 06/14/2017
Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear you found our email updates informative! Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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boreal.com user Education / Principal / Dryden ON
Yes, I recommend
The students thoroughly enjoyed this unit in science class this year. We were satisfied with the ease to order the kit online, the efficiency of the reception and the quality of the product. The instructions were easy to follow also. I recommend this kit to teachers who would like to give their students the opportunity to experience this wonderful life cycle.
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BOREAL.com associate Published 06/14/2017
Thank you for sharing! We're happy to hear you had a wonderful experience from start to finish.
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ND Software Development / Software Developer / near Ottawa, ON
Yes, I recommend
I received a medium kit (10 larvae - each of the cups actually had 7 larvae for a total of 14) on June 29th. It was fascinating to watch them develop. All 14 larvae formed a chrysalis. The first two butterflies emerged yesterday (July 16th). As of this morning, 10 butterflies have emerged. I will see if the other 4 emerge or not. The butterflies are doing well and a pleasure to observer. This is definitely something I would like to repeat next yeat, but starting earlier in the season. Thank you for the opportunity to raise these butterflies.
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BOREAL.com associate Published 06/01/2017
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Curious Kelly! Etobicoke, Onta
Yes, I recommend
Amazing!!! - I got this kit for my daughter and me last year to watch the process of larvae turn into a butterfly and it was great!! And the best part was setting them free and letting them climb on our hands to fly away, some of them didn't want to leave!! The steps were very easy to follow, so this year I want to get another replacement kit to share with my neighbors younger kids, they will just love the e
 
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