Painted Lady Butterfly Raising Kit

$ 49.49

The kit has everything you need to raise your very own butterflies. You will get to experience their metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly with our easy-to-follow instructions. The painted ladies are a delight to raise and require minimal care during their incredible metamorphosis.

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These kits can be used for personal or educational use.

We will contact you via email, once the season begins to ship your kit, weather and season permitting. As soon as we are ready to ship out your order we will send you email notifications in advance.


Add additional Painted Lady Caterpillars on top of 10 in an order per kit.



This complete kit has everything you need to raise these marvelous creatures. Our easy-to-follow instructions make it simple to experience their metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, the entire process taking approximately two weeks depending on your climate conditions.

If you’ve purchased a kit before or already have a net cage, check out our refill kit here, which includes everything the Painted Lady Butterfly Raising Kit has, minus the net cage. Perfect if this isn’t your first time raising butterflies.

These kits are designed for every environment, whether at home, school, retirement home, community center, or otherwise. The kits also make incredible gifts for burgeoning enthusiasts, teaching lessons about life-cycles, transformation, and growth…often a child’s first experience nurturing the development of a wild creature in a time where there is more focus on screens rather than what’s all around us.

We begin shipping these kits from the end of April/May until September each year, weather and season permitting.
The painted lady butterfly raising kit includes:

    • A minimum of 10 Painted Lady CATERPILLARS (with an option to add as many more as you’d like)
    • Small Mesh Cage (with an option to upgrade to Large)
    • Complete diet protocol for raising from caterpillar to butterfly (10 cups of single or 2 cups of minimum of 5)
    • A special note from the team
    • Basic instructions with a QR code for detailed and breed-specific instructions along with our blog that has continually adding information
    • An Indigenous poem to be read at the time of the butterfly release
    • Caterpillar Cleaning and Hygiene Brush (to remove frass and webbing)

All shipping is done through Canada Post using Expedited or Xpress Post with tracking numbers and postal insurance. Delivery can be made to your school, facility, home, or any other postal address provided. To learn more about the raising experience and Painted Lady Raising Kit, or get more information about the process, please visit our FAQ page and blog.

Additional Information


This kit includes everything you need to raise and release butterflies. From the arrival date of your package, it takes approximately 2 weeks to raise your caterpillars into butterflies. The growth and development of butterflies are climate-dependent. In colder conditions, the caterpillars will take longer to reach the butterfly stage; in warmer conditions, their growth will be accelerated.

If you are a school or institution that has a deadline for raising the butterflies, please inform us when placing your order so we can do our best to meet your timeline. While we have a substantial volume of kits available, we fill orders on the priority they are placed, so we advise placing your order as far in advance as possible.

To learn more about the process of raising, caring, and releasing butterflies, please visit our FAQ and blog for detailed information. If there is something you’d like to add, please let us know at and we’ll be sure to add it.

Shipping Time


The season for shipping painted lady raising kits runs from the end of April/May-September, weather and season permitting. We do not ship during the month of July until mid-August because of the extreme heat, which is not optimal for shipping and handling caterpillars. We will do our best to ship your kits in the month you request, but if there are any delays or issues, we will email you. While we have a substantial volume of kits available, we fill orders on the priority they are placed, so we advise placing your order as far in advance as possible.


All new orders placed will begin shipping towards the end of August. Prior to shipping your order we will notify you via email. We are unable to ship orders prior to, due to extreme heat which may result in the insects perishing during shipment.

All shipments are made through Canada Post and shipped to the address provided, however, they may choose, at their discretion, to leave your package at your front door, a side door, with a concierge, at a safe drop location, in a community mailbox, or tag it for pickup at your local post office. Although we wish they can hand-deliver every package, it is out of our control. Please ensure you provide the most accurate postal address and any special instructions if needed.

In the past, we’ve used other courier and delivery services, and our experience has been that Canada Post takes the most care when handling our packages. After years of service, we developed a relationship with Canada Post as they are aware of the contents of our packages and use special handling with every delivery.

All of our packages are shipped expedited and with XpressPost including a tracking number and standard $100 postal insurance. Postal insurance is included on all orders and any claims for damage or lost packages should be made to Canada Post. For full details on Canada Post delivery terms and conditions, please visit

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