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Our standard collapsible cages are more than adequate for those wishing to raise monarchs indoors. For those raising monarchs in volume, our "zipper plus" cages provide an added seam of protection around the zipper preventing the occasional wandering monarch caterpillar form pupating on the zipper and being damaged when unzipped. Also, our "outdoor-specific" cages and caterpillar sleeves are more durable when not raising indoors.
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Black 12" by 12" by 12" Popup Cage with zipper protection (no vinyl window) Black 12" by 12" by 12" Popup Cage with zipper protection (vinyl window) White 12" by 12" by 12" Popup Cage with Vinyl Window and zipper protection

Note: Wholesale Pricing Available for Resellers! Contact info@raisingbutterflies.org for details.

In addition to being parasitoid-resistant, our "zipper plus" cages provide an added seam of protection around the zipper preventing the occasional wandering monarch caterpillar form pupating on the zipper and being damaged when unzipped. This twelve by twelve by twelve inch popup cage has six sides with polyester mesh without vinyl window. In direct sunlight contents such as caterpillars, host plants, and/or live butterflies are much more transparent than white popups.

  • Breeding brushfoot and other butterflies
  • Rearing caterpillars on potted host plants
  • Obtaining eggs from live female swallowtails, monarchs, and other large brushfoot butterflies
  • Placing up-side-down over shorter live plants with live females or caterpillars to protect from predation

Note: Wholesale Pricing Available for Resellers! Contact info@raisingbutterflies.org for details.

In addition to being parasitoid-resistant, our "zipper plus" cages provide an added seam of protection around the zipper preventing the occasional wandering monarch caterpillar form pupating on the zipper and being damaged when unzipped. This twelve by twelve by twelve inch popup cage has six sides with polyester mesh with vinyl window. Effective for:

  • Breeding brushfoot and other butterflies
  • Rearing caterpillars on potted host plants
  • Obtaining eggs from live female swallowtails, monarchs, and other large brushfoot butterflies

Note: Wholesale Pricing Available for Resellers! Contact info@raisingbutterflies.org for details.

In addition to being parasitoid-resistant, our "zipper plus" cages provide an added seam of protection around the zipper preventing the occasional wandering monarch caterpillar form pupating on the zipper and being damaged when unzipped. This white parasitoid-resistant twelve by twelve by twelve inch popup cage with green piping has five sides with polyester mesh and one side with a clear plastic window. Ideally used for:

  • Breeding brushfoot and other butterflies
  • Rearing caterpillars on potted host plants
  • Obtaining eggs from live female swallowtails, monarchs, and other large brushfoot butterflies
  • Placing up-side-down over shorter live plants with live females or caterpillars to protect from predation
Black 15" by 15" by 24" Popup Cage with zipper protection (no vinyl window) Black 15" by 15" by 24" Popup Cage with zipper protection (vinyl window) Heavy Duty Monarch Outdoor 15" by 15" by 30" Popup Cage

Note: Wholesale Pricing Available for Resellers! Contact info@raisingbutterflies.org for details

In addition to being parasitoid-resistant, "zipper plus" cages provide an added seam of protection around the zipper preventing the occasional wandering monarch caterpillar form pupating on the zipper and being damaged when unzipped. This twelve by twelve by twelve inch popup cage has six sides with polyester mesh without vinyl window. In direct sunlight contents such as caterpillars, host plants, and/or live butterflies are much more transparent than white popups. Ideally used for:

  • Breeding painted ladies, red admirals, monarchs, buckeyes, and other butterflies
  • Rearing caterpillars on potted host plants less than 24" tall
  • Overwintering Viceorys or Red Spotted Purple Hibernacula on cuttings or potted host plant

Note: Wholesale Pricing Available for Resellers! Contact info@raisingbutterflies.org for details

In addition to being parasitoid-resistant, "zipper plus" cages provide an added seam of protection around the zipper preventing the occasional wandering monarch caterpillar form pupating on the zipper and being damaged when unzipped. This twelve by twelve by twelve inch popup cage has six sides with polyester mesh without vinyl window. In direct sunlight contents such as caterpillars, host plants, and/or live butterflies are much more transparent than white popups. Ideally used for:

  • Breeding painted ladies, red admirals, monarchs, buckeyes, and other butterflies
  • Rearing caterpillars on potted host plants less than 24" tall
  • Overwintering Viceorys or Red Spotted Purple Hibernacula on cuttings or potted host plant

Heavy duty outdoor monarch cage is weather, predation, tear, and parasitoid resistant. Nylon fabric is much stronger than conventional popup cage netting.

  • Zippers are strategically placed on the corners of popup to help caterpillars avoid molting or pupating on zippers.
  • Especially designed to withstand the elements
  • Best used with potted milkweeds

Heavy Duty White Monarch Outdoor 15" by 15" by 30" Popup Cage Black 24" by 24" by 36" Popup Cage with Vinyl Window

Heavy duty outdoor monarch cage is weather, predation, tear, and parasitoid resistant. Nylon fabric is much stronger than conventional popup cage netting.

  • Especially designed to withstand the elements
  • Best used with potted milkweeds
This popup also provides a separate layer over the zipper to prevent monarch fifth instar caterpillars from pupating on the zipper which can happen on occasion. Other non-danaids do not pupate on the zipper.

Note: Wholesale Pricing Available for Resellers! Contact info@raisingbutterflies.org for details.

This black parasitoid-resistant 23" by 23" by 35" Butterfly and Caterpillar popup cage ideal for raising caterpillars in larger quantities either on potted host plants or on cuttings. It is also ideal for obtaining eggs from larger swallowtail or brushfoot butterflies.

This popup also provides a separate layer over the zipper to prevent monarch fifth instar caterpillars from pupating on the zipper which can happen on occasion. Five sides of this black popup are mesh with one side having a vinyl window.