Author: Mani Kr
Children like to raise butterflies and they would love to play with them. You can gift your child with one of those Butterfly kits. These butterfly kits lets them grow butterflies and will make your child happy by raising them at your home easily. Your children can also raise these butterflies at their schools using these kits. To do this you need not be a biologist but using such kits, you can grow a handful of them in this small containers. All that you need is some amount of sugar.
There are large numbers of suppliers who provide these butterfly kits but generally they all look to be similar. They provide the list of items given below:
- Some sort of housing
- A good feeder
- A pot of good food
Different manufacturers provide different houses. Some times the container would be clear card and some are plastic ones. You don’t have to concentrate much on the actual construction. They provide us with safely holding and while the butterflies are opening up, we can see them clearly from outside of the container.
Different manufacturer provides different items in the kits; it varies from one manufacturer to another. It may be a dropper or a cotton bud which can hold liquid. This is also not much important in butterfly kits.
When you purchase the butterfly kits, you won’t get the caterpillars with it that but you are offered with a coupon from which you can get the caterpillars. It won’t be good if you bring those caterpillars and then go out for 2 weeks. So, before ordering them you need to plan in a better way according to your suitable time. So you have to specify your convenient period timings and then you need to order them. That is correctly specified dates when you want the caterpillars.
The food provided in the kit is all that they need to sustain and you won’t have to feed them with anything else. In fact if you try feeding with anything extra it might even zdeteriorate the situation.
These instructions are provided to you along with any butterfly kit you buy. So, you can get more information than what is told here. This kit would really help you and your family to see life cycle of butterfly clearly from different stages. When this caterpillar is ready, the skin at the bottom splits and peels up, and what emerges is a chrysalis.
This transformation stage is so wonderful and is really worth watching. Chrysalis continues to move around for a while before it becomes a solid green and gold jewel. After about ten days, it will start to turn darker and slowly you will be able to see the wing design pattern. Later the chrysalis splits and the beautiful butterfly emerges out of it. Initially the wings are crumpled and are all wet, so it hangs down and lets the wings dry up. So make sure that it has some place so that it can hang the wings in full without any bends.
Once the wings looks dry, take the Butterfly kit outside and open it to release them to the free world.
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The author advises kids on what to look for when choosing a butterfly kit. It is fun filled activity which even parents will enjoy.