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Tips on Using Our Caterpillar Habitats


Overview of Our Caterpillar Habitats

  • Our Small Caterpillar Habitat
  • Measures 11.5" x 11.5" x 11.5"
  • Available in white or black screening
  • Used to Habitat and feed caterpillars
  • Used to Habitat adults for egg laying
  • Large enough for 15 caterpillars
  1. Our Medium Caterpillar Habitat
    • Measures 12" x 12" x 24"
    • Available in white or black screening
    • Used to Habitat and feed caterpillars
    • Used to Habitat adults for egg laying
    • Large enough for 25 caterpillars
  2. Our Large Caterpillar Habitat
    • 23" x 23" x 36"
    • Available in black screening
    • Used to Habitat and feed caterpillars
    • Use with lots of caterpillars or large host plant
    • Large enough for 40 caterpillars
  3. Large Cylinder Caterpillar Habitat
    • Measures 13.5" diameter x 16.5"
    • Available in black screening
    • Used to Habitat and feed caterpillars
    • Large enough for 20 caterpillars
  4. Small Plant Sleeve.
    • Measures 5.5" diameter x 18"
    • Available in black screening
    • Used to feed caterpillars on small shrub or tree
  5. Large Plant Sleeve.
    • Measures 7" diameter x 22"
    • Available in black screening
    • Used to feed caterpillars on larger shrub or tree
  6. Our Collectors Habitat
    • Measures 5.5" diameter x 8"
    • Available in white screen with green piping
    • Used primarily as a container while collecting

About US


How we got started

Edith and I started our butterfly experience by accident. About 15 years ago we had an herb nursery, complete with greenhouses and a large outside shade area. We had planted some fennel in our garden there and used to enjoy strolls through the garden. One day Edith saw an Eastern Black Swallowtail visit the fennel and deposit several eggs. This was an unique experience for her. She went and investigation and observed the tiny creamy colored eggs among the fennel leaflets. She went back later for another look and the eggs were just shells. Later that week she saw an Eastern Black Swallowtail lay eggs again on this plant. Immediately she notice a wasp visit the eggs and start to eat their contents. She took the plant and brought it inside the greenhouse for protection. This was our first step in raising butterflies. From this first step grew our passion for butterflies.


Why Did We Start Watch Wild Bugs

As our work with butterflies continued to grow, Edith became more and more knowledgeable about butterflies. She would give seminars and internship on how to raise butterflies. During one of these internships we met Judi. Judi's husband's job was to procure products from different countries. We started talking and decided we would like to share our butterfly vocation with other people. We both needed a little extra money and what better way than to form a business that would spread the joy of butterflies around. That is how Watch Bugs Grow LLC was formed. Edith's continues her talks and correspondences with other enthusiast the world wide. She is called on to help graduate students to supply butterflies for their projects. We hope that you will have as much joy as us in our journey to understand God's gift to humanity, the butterfly.