Christmas orders have now opened. Please read our Christmas dormer instructions carefully before placing your order. You can still order live chrysalis kits for delivery straight away.
Watching a fantastic live butterfly emerge from its chrysalis is a wonder of the natural world that few people get to experience.
The Butterfly Skye’s Amazing Butterfly Chrysalis Kit gives everyone the opportunity to have a close up look at a fascinating butterfly. Your chrysalis kit comes with a unique, see through Emergence Enclosure, complete instructions and a beautiful butterfly chrysalis (or a gift certificate so your loved one can order the kit at a later date- no extra charge).
Please read all of the options above carefully before adding this product to your shopping cart.
This kit is available all year round, and we vary the type of butterfly and specific enclosure you receive to suit your area and current weather conditions. Enclosure and butterfly sent is carefully chosen by our trained staff to give you the best experience with your butterfly.
You can add more chrysalis to your order (you can have up to 3 chrysalis per kit), by clicking on our REFILL section and selecting the number of chrysalis you would like.
Take a look at our videos below to see how to set up your kit. More videos available on our YouTube Chanel (bugshop1).
The species of butterfly that you receive is subject to availability. When your chrysalis kit arrives it will have information about the species of butterfly that is inside as well as full instructions
After a few days, the chrysalis will start to change colour. Keep a close eye on the chrysalis because the butterfly is getting ready to come out
Once the chrysalis changes colour, it is normally only 1-2 days before the butterfly will emerge
When the butterfly comes out of its chrysalis, its wings will be crinkled and very small. Do not touch the butterfly during this time, you will damage it’s wings
The butterfly will hang upside down and pump fluid from its body, into its wings (just like if you were to blow up a balloon)
While the butterfly is inflating its wings, red fluid may come out of it. This is not blood; it is fluid that the butterfly is using to pump up its wings. This is normal
The wings will then harden so that it can fly. This is when you can take your butterfly outside and release it into your garden!
Please note- butterflies are cold blooded and so the temperature outside will need to be above 20˚C before you can release the butterfly
You can purchase replacement chrysalis for your Butterfly Chrysalis Kit, so you can have this experience over and over again.
Here’s how it works:
Order your Chrysalis Kit from BugShop.com.au using our shopping cart