I bought a kit from insectlore last year which contained the butterfly pavillion or net. It also had a voucher which I sent off and later received my caterpillars.
The caterpillars eat their caterpillar food in their tub and gradually become bigger over the period of about 7 days.
Raising caterpillars is very easy. You just let them eat and when they have all gone upside down and turned into the crysalides they are ready for the net.
The stages of caterpillars are from egg, to caterpillar to crysalis to butterfly.
Keeping a crysalis is also very easy. In the kit the crysalis attaches to the lid which you then undo and pin the paper into the butterfly pavillion. There are many butterfly species, monarch, painted lady,bluecracker. This kit creates painted lady butterflies.
Having a butterfly garden is a wonderful activity for young and old. They are very easy pets. To keep them longer I plant lots of flowers that they love to feed on. And there you have it, a live butterfly garden grown from a butterfly kit.
There is also a giveaway of this Butterfly kit, enter here