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Ladybird Breeding Kit

(6 customer reviews)

£29.49

This Ladybird Breeding Kit contains everything you need to raise your own ladybirds (NATIVE British Adalia Bipunctata Ladybirds), which can then be released into your garden. This Ladybird Breeding Kit comes complete with clear plastic breeding chamber (12cm in diameter), an educational poster, instruction guide and EITHER LIVE Ladybird Larvae and Food (available NOW) OR VOUCHER for the 1st lot of ladybird larvae and food – IDEAL AS A GIFT (redeemable between April and August)

Special Offers – Add Ladybird Food, Ladybird Feeders or a Ladybird Lodge or a Ladybird Barn to your order – see below.

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Full Description

This Ladybird Breeding Kit contains everything you need to raise your own ladybirds (NATIVE British Adalia Bipunctata), which can then be released into your garden. Ladybirds are one of the best known beneficial insects and are a welcome sight in the garden helping to control a range of pests including aphids, so why not have a go and breed your own. Ideal for children, schools or a unique gift. 

This Ladybird Breeding Kit comes complete with clear plastic breeding chamber (12cm in diameter), an educational poster, instruction guide and EITHER  25 x Ladybird Larvae and food OR a VOUCHER for the 1st lot of ladybird larvae and food, which can be redeemed between April and Sept – ideal as a gift. The Ladybird Breeding Kit allows adults and children to study all the stages of ladybird development – see the larvae feed, then pupate and the ladybirds develop before releasing them into your garden to tackle your pest problems. The kit is easy and fun for green gardeners of all ages.

How does it work? When you are ready to begin, redeem the VOUCHER and within 7-10 days you will receive 25 ladybird larvae, food & instructions. Transfer the larvae to the breeding chamber and add the food. It takes 3-4 weeks to raise adult ladybirds from larvae. The larvae will feed, grow and shed their skins 3 times before pupating. After a further 6 to 8 days, the adults emerge. At first the adults are yellow, but within a few hours their rear wings harden and turn red. The adult ladybirds can be studied for a few days before releasing them into your garden to tackle your insect pests.

N.B. The Ladybird Breeding Kit is designed to be re-useable. You can re-order a Ladybird Kit Refill (containing 25 x ladybird larvae and food) anytime between Feb and September and reuse the kit.

Reviews

  1. Sue Price (verified owner)

    Lovely kit for raising ladybirds. Super fast delivery. The kids are loving watching them develop. Many thanks!

  2. Rachel (verified owner)

    Ordered a Ladybird Kit for my Mother’s birthday, she loved it! I’m getting regular photo updates and they are looking fab. Really easy to order and lots of information provided to get it right. Delivered exactly when estimated which is no mean feat at the moment! Thanks Green Gardener!”

  3. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    A ladybird breeding kit is a very special birthday gift. I got one for myself and really enjoyed learning more about ladybirds before releasing them into my garden. Highly recommend this!

  4. Clive (verified owner)

    Delivered quickly and as described. I’ll be buying the ladybird breeding kit for my grandsons’ school.

  5. Philippa (verified owner)

    Thank you – the youngsters in our family in different parts of the country – had the interesting experience of watching the ‘beasties’ change into the much more loved ladybirds. They will all remember the experience and won’t be frightened of the ‘beasties’ that they find in the park and garden in the same way. Hopefully we’ve encouraged more of an interest in the world around us. Something useful learnt during this difficult time!

  6. Teresa Allaway (verified owner)

    Very disappointing. About 2 live larvea and not a single ladybird. My granddaughter was very disappointed. Not worth the money.

    • Jon

      Thanks for the message and sorry the ladybird larvae did not survive. They are normally very reliable – the only thing that affects them is temperature so where did you keep them. Please email me (jon@greengardener.co.uk) the order number and / or the delivery address and I can send replacements so your grandaughter can have another go. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

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