Love this butterfly cage .It is the right size for what I need. Easy to use and clean. It was delivered on time and the price was not bad either.
While I have not had my first monarch eggs in my new rearing cage yet, so excited, my cat Holly is watching carefully the process. She studies the equipment and is also anxiously for the new arrivals. Our milkweed from last year had three stems and has over a dozen this year, and seedlings are in progress. I can see how they could take over in the garden, but thats okay, Holly will patrol and keep our three dogs away!!
The cage has really been helpful. It is the perfect size for a milkweed plant to fit inside. We have had two butterflies 🦋 come out of their chrysalis and we unzipped the front for them to fly out. We have several caterpillars and 2 chrysalis safe on the plant inside the cage.
We were surprised how long our milkweed clippings stayed fresh in these! In fact, it's been over a week now and we're keeping our fingers crossed it may have taken root inside the tube! That would give us a lot more native milkweed plants which we could really use!!
It was big enough to put our potted native milkweed plant inside! Our Monarch Caterpillars decimated the milkweed plant and eventually climbed to the top and of the mesh cage, attached themselves and turned into chrysalides! And we got to watch the entire process through the clear plastic side! It's a perfect design!