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Butterfly Cages

  • BE CAREFUL when opening the Big Cube, Tall Baby, and Monarch Tower cages- after you slip off the elastic strap from around the circle, the cage can pop open unexpectedly so make sure you have plenty of space and no breakable objects close by
  • After opening your cage, the PVC side will be creased from folding. Get the creases out quickly by blow drying the PVC with a hair dryer for about 5 minutes, or place PVC toward warm sun to relax wrinkles:
  • Always close the cage door so the zippers meet at the TOP CENTER. If a caterpillar is somewhere on the zipper, this will allow you to zip down the other side to open.
  • Green Side of the cage is the floor
  • Clean the cage at season's end or after a disease outbreak by soaking it in a 5% bleach solution (19 parts water to 1 part bleach) for about 20 minutes. The cage can be soaked in a tub or laundry tub OR
  • Clean the cage by spraying it down in cube form with a 5% bleach solution in a spray bottle or garden sprayer
  • Rinse your cage with water and then let it sun dry- hang it on a clothesline or put a rock on the floor so it won't blow away
  • When folding the cage for storage, place your hands on opposite upper corners of the cage and press one corner in to fold the cage flat.
  • Store the cage flat in a closet, behind a couch, under bed, etc...

If you would like to join the 'Raise More Monarchs, Less Effort' Facebook Group to ask questions, post photos, and have discussions about raising monarchs please request to join here:


Raise More Monarchs Less Effort Facebook Group

Thank you for your support and for giving me the opportunity to help you successfully raise monarch butterflies.

  

Floral Tubes?

Check out this blog post to see how to use the floral tubes to keep fresh for monarch caterpillars:

How to Feed Monarch Caterpillars with Milkweed Cuttings

Please keep the water picks (floral tubes) away from small children, as the sharp picks could cause an injury.


Floral Tube Holder Racks
 

Check out this snap-together demonstration:



Poo Poo Platter

The poo poo platter fits snugly inside the baby cube so that all floor space can be utilized and to encourage caterpillars to crawl up the cage walls instead of under the rim of the platter. 

If a caterpillar makes a chrysalis on the rim of the platter, wait at least 24 hours for the chrysalis to dry, then remove and rehang the chrysalis

Insert and remove the platter by slightly bending both sides to the center as shown in this photo:


How To Raise Monarchs Digital Book

  • Download your guide by clicking the download link in the email you'll receive
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  •  If you would like to join the 'Raise More Monarchs, Less Effort' Facebook Group to ask questions, post photos, and have discussions about this raising guide please request to join here:

Raise More Monarchs Less Effort Facebook Group

Thank you for your support and for giving me the opportunity to help you successfully raise monarch butterflies.

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Perfect!

Don’t know how I lived without these! Constantly wasting paper towels and doing cleanup was a pain until I got these poo poo platters! Now all I do is take them out, dump the frass, disinfect(with weak bleach solution), dry and return. Easy peasy!

Tube Tops with smaller holes - Must have!

I purchased the package of small hole tube covers thinking I may or may not need them. So far, I've used every single one of them! It's good to have a mix of small and larger tops, in my opinion.

Handy Item

The short pegs and water containers are awesome. The caterpillars love to clime up and chomp on the milkweed. They also allow easy cleaning of the habitat floor while the 'cats' are busy climbing and chomping. I've just placed another order!

Convenience in a tube, sweet.

I usually put milkweed plants in tall tower, but can't put too much in otherwise may touch wing when emerging from pupae. This is 3rd year raise and release, and these will work great, and give them a choice of what they want to eat

Everything for my butterflies in one place.

Great website and quality products. Website is informative
which is great. Have one of these and are great for raising butterflies. Thank you.