Instructions

Big Cube Butterfly Cage

  • When 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:
  • 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 email me:

 tony@monarchbutterflygarden.net

 with the email address you used to purchase the big cube cage and I will send you an invitation to join. 

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

 

Baby Cube Butterfly Cage

  • When folding the cage, place your hands on opposite upper corners of the cage and press one corner in to fold the cage flat.
  • 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
  • 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 email me:

 tony@monarchbutterflygarden.net

 with the email address you used to purchase the baby cube cage and I will send you an invitation to join. 

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. 

 

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 email me:

 tony@monarchbutterflygarden.net

 with the email address you used to purchase the raising guide and I will send you an invitation to join. 

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