As Seen on TV Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore

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As Seen on TV Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore
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  • Raise 3-5 butterflies in 3 week's time
  • Mail-in certificate for 5 butterfly larvae
  • Ages 4 & up
  • About this item

    Let your kids learn about insects and appreciate nature with the As Seen on TV Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore. No actual catching is necessary; all you have to do is watch them grow and have fun with them. Kids can raise five Painted Lady butterflies while learning all about metamorphosis with this award-winning Butterfly Garden! They will see each caterpillar transition as it matures, changes into a chrysalis and finally emerges as a fully grown butterfly. After observing butterflies in this live butterfly garden, kids can experience the joy of releasing them out into the open. This kit is recommended for kids ages 4 and up.

    About this item

    Let your kids learn about insects and appreciate nature with the As Seen on TV Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore. No actual catching is necessary; all you have to do is watch them grow and have fun with them. Kids can raise five Painted Lady butterflies while learning all about metamorphosis with this award-winning Butterfly Garden! They will see each caterpillar transition as it matures, changes into a chrysalis and finally emerges as a fully grown butterfly. After observing butterflies in this live butterfly garden, kids can experience the joy of releasing them out into the open. This kit is recommended for kids ages 4 and up.

    As Seen on TV Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore:

    • Garden includes colorful habitat
    • A pre-paid mail-in certificate for 5 butterfly larvae with special food and complete instructions
    • Three butterflies are guaranteed to be perfect specimens
    • Please allow approximately 3 weeks for your larvae to develop
    • During extremely hot or cold weather, delivery of live larvae may be delayed
    • Available only in the Continental U.S. and Alaska
    • Ages 4 & up
    • Warning: contains small parts. Not for children under age 3

    Specifications

    Age: 3 - 4 Years ,  5 - 7 Years
    Age Start: 4 Years
    Age End: and up
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 1010
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 12.0 x 12.0 x 3.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 8288941
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    Wonderful way to see nature up-close!
    6/14/2011

    Customer review by TrainKid41

    5.0 stars 6/14/2011 by TrainKid41
    by TrainKid41

    WOW! I always look forward to the arrival of spring because it means it is time to harvest butterflies! The larvae arrive in a small plastic cup--with air holes on the lid. The food for the larvae is right in the cup and it is in the clear cup you can watch the larvae grow into caterpillars! Once the caterpillars are ready for the transformation into butterflies, they attatch themselves to the inner paper lid (below the plastic lid). From this point, all you need to do is attach the "lid" with cocoons attatched and gently transfer them into the inside of the canopy where the walls are mesh! This canopy is very well made; so easy to store , too as it "collapses" into itself and can be stored in the original box. It is fun to track to growth of the butterflies from the very beginning; each stage is unique and amazing to observe from start to finish!

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    TrainKid41
    Madison Heights, MI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per year
    5/25/2012

    Customer review by GeoffB

    1.0 stars 5/25/2012 by GeoffB
    by GeoffB

    I am more than a little upset that I purchased this product for my son's birthday over one month ago and we still have yet to get our caterpillars. I have not heard anything from RibbitsGalore even though they state that they will notify me if any delays are incurred with shipping. Not only that but this product was somewhere around $16 plus you have to pay for the caterpillars which is another $6.50 (although you do get free shipping and save $6) I just think it is very poor advertising that there is nothing on the box indicative of the extra fee for the caterpillars but on top of it all there is nothing stating that it will take a minimum of two to three weeks to get the caterpillars. If they said that on the box I would have ordered the caterpillars at least one week before my son's birthday. As it stands, until RibbitsGalore satisfies me by somehow rectifying the situation they are only getting one star. If anything changes I will update this review as needed. The ball is in your court Ribbits.

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    GeoffB
    Rochester, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Never
    6/11/2012

    Customer review by Mommy2013

    5.0 stars 6/11/2012 by Mommy2013
    by Mommy2013

    I bought this for my 7 year old which loves to explore everything especially how one animal transforms into another animal. She was amazed the whole time. I bought it for $15 & then I went online & ordered the caterpillars & paid $5. So just $20 & I get 5 butterfly's. Not bad at all. The caterpillars come from California. They arrived fast on regular delivery. My daughter is waiting for the cacoon to hatch as of today. I will order more caterpillars as soon as we release the butterflies.

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    Mommy2013
    Florida
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Neat idea, but lacking the butterflies
    5/9/2012

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    4.0 stars 5/9/2012 by An anonymous customer
    by An anonymous customer

    I bought this product for my nieces ages 5 and 7. They loved the idea, but could hardly wait to get the caterpillars which you have to send off for separately. I was not aware of this when I ordered the Butterly Garden. They are, however, anxiously awaiting the arrival of their caterpillars.

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    An anonymous customer
    Ozark, MO
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Gender:Female
    Bummer
    7/14/2012

    Customer review by Svan83

    1.0 stars 7/14/2012 by Svan83
    by Svan83

    Purchased the butterfly garden at walmart and when I went to purchase the caterpillars on their website I was told they will not ship to AZ because its too hot. Awesome, now I've got a 3 year old super excited to grow butterflies and no way to do it. Awesome......

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    Svan83
    AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Ownership:1 week or less
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    The description says the kit includes "A pre-paid certificate for 5 butterfly larvae" how do we get the larvae and how long do they take to arrive? Please advise. Thank you.
    by Beede 4/22/2011
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    • A. You can go online to the website to order them or order them through the mail. They came in the mail 3 days after I ordered them online.
      by HannahandAvasMom8/13/2013
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    • A. I ordered mine through the customer service number because I had to redeem 5 coupons (5 classes are doing this project). After the hold on our state was released (due to the heat), we received it in about 1 1/2 weeks. I was very pleased!
      by MrsHC9/28/2012
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    • A. Can you help me, where can.i find the number bc.my paper was not included.
      by Dontwasteyrmoney12/12/2012
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    • A. Inside the box was a card with a code. There is a website & I put the code on that website. Put in my address credit card # & chose regular mail. The price is $5 for 5 caterpillars. Then submit. I got them in 5 business days on regular mail. You can also mail the card but that takes a little longer. Do it online it's people friendly. Good luck
      by Mommy20136/11/2012
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    • A. You submit an order online, it's been five weeks and I'm still waiting.... hopefully you get better results should you choose to purchase this product
      by GeoffB11/7/2014
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    • A. You go on insectlore.com and pay $5.00 shipping. It took about a week to get mine.
      by rlm1070611/7/2014
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    • A. you send the prepaid coupon with a check or money order for $5.00 and they come in the mail
      by An anonymous customer11/7/2014
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    • A. The post card allows you to specify when you want the larvae to arrive. You may choose A.S.A.P. and the larvae takes 1-2 weeks (They are shipped from CA). The larvae come in a sturdy, plastic cup--complete with air holes!. The food is already in the bottom the cup as the allows the larvae to grow into caterpillars.
      by TrainKid4111/7/2014
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    • A. There are 2 different ways to get the larvae. One is to complete the card provided and mail it in or you can do it on the internet which is what I did. The larvae came in a box and took about 2 weeks to come. It says they may take 3 weeks to come. The instructions are very clear on how to take care of them and what to expect. We are having alot of fun with it!
      by punkin36511/7/2014
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    • A. I don't know how long it takes for them to actually arrive but I was looking at the kit at my local walmart & it says it comes with a certificate you mail in requesting your larvae. I don't know if you looked online but this is $5 cheaper for the actual product & they wanted $9.99 for shipping, where you can mail in the certificate for free.
      by MaMaOf3BbS11/7/2014
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    by an anonymous customer 9/17/2011
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    • A. You will need to save your coupon for the Spring. You can order the Larvae for the next time but at $16.00. That is why every year when I find a deal like this, I just buy the whole new kit for cheaper.
      by MEBID11/7/2014
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    • A. Yes! But if you order the caterpillars at Christmas time you won't be able to release the butterflies until late Spring and you would have to care for them until that time.
      by HannahandAvasMom8/13/2013
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    • A. Yes, says you can keep and clean the habitat, and order more larvae later.
      by MOMMYYYY4/9/2013
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    • A. Not sure about when the orders can be made, it just states that orders ship weather permitting. You can reuse the kit if you buy more larvae and food which right now would run you about $15. It's on the website RibbitsGalore.com
      by GeoffB4/9/2013
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    • A. Yes, you can use your "free larvae certificate" whenever you want; there is a $5.00 shipping charge. You can order more caterpillars for $15 plsu shipping. All of the information is on insectlore.com
      by rlm1070610/13/2014
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    • A. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just Kidding LOL
      by blahnoone11/7/2014
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    Son received butterfly habitat by backyard safari outfitters as a birthday gift. I need a direct online website. PS. No certificate and the gift is already 3 months old
    by Maverick87 7/5/2012
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    • A. If you live in an area where milkweed grows, you can go to the milkweed plants to look for the larva of monarch butterflies. These larva need to be fed milkweed leaves, though, so you have to be diligent about picking and feeding them. Monarch larvae eat a lot of leaves. These larva can be found late July - early September in PA. The larva are white/black/yellow striped... pic at this site... https://monarchchaser.wordpress.com/about-monarchs/
      by MumMumCentralPA7/30/2015
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    • A. They will honor your certificate in the Spring when you need to use it.
      by MEBID11/15/2013
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    • A. www.insectlore.com
      by HannahandAvasMom8/13/2013
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    • A. Ah, you must have bought one of the generic copies of the Butterfly Garden. The Original Butterfly Garden has been shipping caterpillars reliably for decades. I did this kit as a boy, and now find myself buying this for my young children and nephews. Your best bet would be to try InsectLore.com. They sell and ship caterpillars reliably and are one of the nicest companies that I have ever dealt with.
      by An anonymous customer10/13/2014
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    • A. www.insectlore.com/
      by ottermommy4/9/2013
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