Great starter entomology kit. You’ll get everything you need to relax your very own butterflies. A great start for a budding entomologist or insect enthusiast! Excellent Christmas present and I don’t think anyone else does these in NZ.
This is a bit of a delicate process so the minimum age would be 12+.
Younger kids can definitely have a go, just be careful with the pins as they are sharp. And remember to go slowly as the butterfly wings are very delicate.
Included in this kit:
1 x Fine-tipped tweezers
1 x Spreading board
6 x Strips of paper
10 x Butterfly specimens
100 x Entomology Pins
1 x Instructions on how to rehydrate and spread the specimens + links to videos that we recommend
The butterflies in this kit are a random mix from Thailand or elsewhere.
Not included in this kit is a rehydration box. Any container + some moist paper towels can be used for this. Or you can rehydrate them in a damp t-shirt. There is also no sterilisation agent to prevent mould during rehydration. Lysol or similar can be used (Ethanol/hydrogen peroxide mixture).