Monarch Eggs, Larvae (Caterpillars), and Pupae
Monarch Eggs and/or Caterpillars
available June - Sept.
driving distance of central Pennsylvania?
do not accept phone orders or purchase orders.
|Important Note: Do not consider ordering Monarch caterpillars (larvae) unless you have access to at least twelve fully grown Milkweed (Asclepias) plants. Your caterpillars will require much more milkweed than we will ship with your order. Indeed, the caterpillars might need fresh milkweed leaves immediately upon delivery to you. Aside from Milkweed plants, you will also need a suitable rearing chamber (a 10 gallon aquarium with screened lid or a Popup, like those offered on our 'Popup Cages' page).
|If you do not have a supply of Milkweed plants but you
still want to rear Monarch caterpillars later this summer, please order Tropical
Milkweed plants from the 'Milkweed Plants' page of our web site.
Milkweed plants should be received at least a month before you place an
order for Monarch eggs and/or caterpillars so that the plants will have time to grow
larger before the caterpillars arrive. Eight of our Tropical Milkweed
plants should be enough to feed
10 caterpillars, so long as you receive the plants a month before you order
the Monarch eggs and/or caterpillars.
If you are going to use our Tropical Milkweed plants as caterpillar food, I suggest you keep the plants in pots (not plant them in the garden), repotting them into larger pots as their root systems require. You could keep the plants potted individually (repotting each plant into a 6" pot) or you could plant two or three of the small plants into 10" - 12" pots. Keep the potted plants in full sun and water as necessary (which might be every day once the plants grow larger). Then when your caterpillars need Milkweed, put a potted plant into the Popup (or whatever you are using as a rearing chamber). You might want to pull a plastic bag up over the pot and wrap a twist tie around the bag near the stem/soil line of the plant. This way you can lay the plant down if necessary and not have to worry about soil spilling from the pot and on to the floor of the rearing container. Because the leaves of Tropical Milkweed will wilt fast if cut off the plant, it is best to keep the leaves on the plant, putting a whole potted plant into the Popup.
Before you place an order for Monarch eggs and/or
you place an order and then request that it be canceled for any
reason, there will be a $2.00 service
charge to cancel the order and refund payment.
Monarch eggs and/or Caterpillars (larvae) -
We ship USPS First Class or USPS Priority Mail. Once you place an order, please watch your email closely for updates on the status of your order.
be available around late May. Please check back then.
If you have never raised Monarch butterflies, please visit the 'Monarch Life Cycle' page and also the 'Raising Monarchs' page before you place an order. I highly suggest that you also download the PDF (a slide show) entitled Raising OE-Free Monarchs from the 'Raising Monarchs' page. Within the slides of this PDF, whether you're a beginner or a pro at raising Monarchs, you will likely find some tips that will improve your rearing operation and increase your success.
Monarch Chrysalises (Pupae)
5 for $35.00
do not presently have any Monarch pupae to ship. When we do have pupae, a
shopping cart button will appear here. We do not expect to have pupae
available until June.
throughout the summer, we might have these larvae (caterpillars) available
10 Black Swallowtail Caterpillars
Should be available sporadically between late May and August. When available a shopping cart button will appear here to allow ordering.
|Some American Indians believed that for a wish to come true, you had to capture a butterfly, whisper your wish to it, and then set the butterfly free. The butterfly would carry your wish to Heaven, where the Creator could decipher the message and grant the wish.
ways to order: (1) Utilize our on-line shopping cart or
(2) print our online order form, fill it
out, and then mail it to us, along with your check or money order. We
do not accept phone orders.
Some of the features of our online
shopping cart fail to work correctly with some Internet Service Providers.
If you have problems using our shopping cart, please print our order form,
fill it out, and then mail it to us. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Quantities are limited. Orders will be reserved to fill orders in the sequence in which orders are received.
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