Butterfly Care, Release and Delivery Instructions:
(These instructions will be included with the order along with a complimentary copy of the Butterfly Indian Legend)
On Day of Delivery:
First cut open the cardboard box, remove the Styrofoam lid and place it aside. Remove the icepack(s) in the shipping cooler and replace it with a similar sized freezer pack or a Ziploc bag filled with ice cubes.
Next, place the lid back on the Styrofoam cooler, leaving a small gap for ventilation. This will keep the butterflies cool and provide them with fresh air until the time of release.
Lastly, place the Styrofoam cooler in a cool and dark area (such as a closet or basement) overnight. A comfortable room temperature for you is a perfect indoor temperature for the Styrofoam cooler.
If you have received your order two (2) days prior to the release, follow the same instructions above, but swap out the ice packs every 12 hours until the day of release. This will keep the butterflies calm and dormant.
On Day of Release:
The butterflies should always be released during the daytime with at least 1-2 hours remaining before sunset. Butterflies do not fly at night, and if they are released too late during the day, they may fly sluggishly or may not fly at all. Prior to release, you will need to leave the butterflies outside in the shade in order to warm up. Remove your Mass Release Box or Individual Release Containers from the shipping carton. Once they are acclimated to the temperature, they are ready to be released! Please use the following info as a reference:
On a cooler day (60-74 degrees), leave your packaged butterflies outside in a shaded area for ~1 hour
On a warmer day (75+ degrees), leave your packaged butterflies outside in a shaded area for ~30 minutes
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- Never place butterflies in direct sunlight
- If transporting in a car, please keep the butterflies in the air conditioned cab of the car
- Do not leave the butterflies in a un-air conditioned vehicle
- Never put the butterflies in the freezer