Asked by: Suri Lochbronner
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th February, 2020

How do you raise butterflies?

To raise butterflies, choose a wire-mesh container or an aquarium with a screen on top. Put a 2-inch layer of dirt and grass on the bottom of the container for caterpillars that pupate below ground, or add a layer of newspaper or paper towels otherwise.

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Also asked, can I grow butterflies?

(Or you can raise your own butterflies with the much more convenient Butterfly Garden.) Collect some caterpillars. You can find these on common host plants like milkweed (monarch butterflies) and parsley (black swallowtail) or trees like cottonwoods and quaking aspens (tiger swallowtail).

Similarly, what do you need for a butterfly habitat? Lay down twigs, leaves, and a small plastic dish with a few drops of water. Place a few mounds of dirt, with a bit of water on each mound to make it muddy, in different spots around the habitat. Mold netting to a pyramid shape for a cover. Add larvae or butterflies and watch your habitat daily.

Simply so, can you have a butterfly as a pet?

Caterpillars make great pets, both for children and for adults. Butterflies are also terrific pets as long as their special needs regarding flying space and food are met.

How do you raise a caterpillar into a butterfly?

All you need is a caterpillar, some of its favored food, and a suitable container. You can find caterpillars on most plants during the spring and early summer. Put the caterpillar and a few fresh leaves in a wide mouth jar or plastic shoebox. Cover the jar mouth with netting or a piece of nylon.

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