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How Can I Save Caterpillars in my Garden From Predators
Without Bringing Them Inside?
Answer: Sleeve them!
A sleeve can be made easily from sheer curtain material. Simply cut the material and glue or sew it into a tube. Slip the tube over the plant or branch and secure both ends of your tube.
If you prefer to take the easy route, simply order 'sleeves'. These sleeves fit over a branch like a sock over a foot. The open end has stops that secure the end to keep predators and parasitiods out!
One section of the sleeve is clear plastic; "easier to see you with my dear" yet keeps the 'big bad wolf' at bay.
Small Sleeve for caterpillars.
Medium Sleeve on Hollyhock
Large Sleeve on Willow
, and dozens more predators.
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Butterfly eggs, larvae, and pupae
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Shady Oak Butterfly Farm    Toll free 877-485-2458    12876 SW CR 231 Brooker, Fl 32622     Stephen & Edith Smith
Located 45 minutes from the Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida