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Rearing and pricing of the Painted Lady butterfly

Available from spring to autumn, Monsieur Papillon offers the Painted Lady (vanessa cardui) caterpillar on artificiel diet from April 4 2017.

Each caterpillar is in an individual container with a soya flour based food mix.

Preservatives are added to insure the viability of the mixture till the end of the experience.

For beginners, a text explains the rearing of the Painted Lady.

You can find this text in the How to care for your Painted Lady caterpillars section.

You can now order directly online!


Beginner's Project: From caterpillar to butterfly
Price: $3 per unit for fifteen or more.
Each caterpillar is in an individual container with a soya flour based food mix.

Intermediate Project: From caterpillar to butterfly economi version
Price: 36 caterpillars for $81.
The caterpillars are all placed in the same container. You must place the caterpillars yourself in individual containers that are provided with the purchase. Be advised that Mr. Papillon can not guarantee your work. $2.25 for each additional caterpillar.

Expert's Project: Make your butterflies lay
Following the beginner or intermediate project, it is possible for you to make the butterflies you raised lay eggs and produce a second and third generation. The fact that you get the caterpillars as soon as the month of April will allow you to share the second generation with the rest of the school before the end of classes. Mr. Papillon sells basic food necessary for the growth of the caterpillars (second generation) for $1.25 per caterpillar.

It is also possible to purchase flight cages directly with Mr. Papillon.