Caterpillar Setups

There are a myriad of cages, containers, and strategies to raise butterflies indoors (usually preferrable over outdoors).  Some work better than others and are usually specific to butterfly families, subfamilies or genera. 

The picture galleries below both illustrates and explains these setups a little better.  Always remember to keep cages and containers away from direct sunlight unless you are using live potted plants:  

  1. Open Terrariums
  2. Semi-Closed Terrariums
  3. Collapsible Cages
  4. Open Buckets
  5. Closed Containers
  6. Potted Plants
  7. Sleeves
  8. Twin Cup Method