Purchase of caterpillars in Chch

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    johne
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    Hi

    I am looking to purchase some swan plants with eggs or grubs/caterpillars or just the caterpillars I can put on swan plants. I was hoping for about 20. Is there anyone in Christchurch or surrounds who sells these?

    My name is John Eatwell and my phone number is 0274 465 592.

    Kind regards

    John

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    Kezzamenazza
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    Hi John

    I have a few on our school plants that need to rehomed if my plants are to survive over the Christmas break. If you’re interested email me kerry@westmelton.school.nz

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    Jacqui
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    Hello John

    Generally the caterpillars are not for sale, although there is someone who posted in here who had put five up for adoption on TradeMe – look through the previous messages and they should turn up.

    If you buy swan plants from any of the reputable garden centres – ask if they are spray-free, as if they’ve got pesticide on them they will be toxic to caterpillars. Then if you keep them well watered, female Monarchs should come and lay eggs on them.

    Hope that helps.

    Jacqui

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