Frequently Asked Questions
The release of the butterflies is not only a beautiful sight, but the gesture also symbolizes beauty, hope, joy, positivity, and a new beginning!
To make sure your chrysalis has the highest chance of survival, we do keep it for a few days to monitor its health and make sure it is safe to travel before sharing it. On average, you will have 3-5 days with the chrysalis before the butterfly emerges (aka eclose).
We are not able to guarantee the emerging date as these are wild insects. However, we will provide an estimated date in the welcome note for your reference.
After 2 to 3 HOURS from emerging, it is time to make a wish and release your butterfly back into nature. Release the butterfly only during BRIGHT DAYLIGHT. There is no feeding required for the butterfly as they do not feed within the first 24 hours.
In each chrysalis box, we provide a detailed care and release informational card to guide you through the journey.
Free pick up at our Ewa Beach Home Office (near Ka Makana Ali'i & Coral Creek Golf Course) is available daily. Driving direction will be shared when your order is ready.
Below are our regular pop-up markets:
● Every Saturday: Kakaako Farmer's Market | 8am to 12pm | Makai Side - 919 Ala Moana Blvd
● 2nd & 4th Sunday: KailuaTown Farmer's Market | 8am - 12pm | 1090 Keolu Drive (in front of Kailua Cinemas)
Visit our "Markets" page for full list of our upcoming pop-ups.
Fret not, each box includes a detailed information on how to care and release for your butterfly. We are here to answer any questions and support you through your journey.
Nationwide shipping available for $15 or FREE with a minimum purchase of $75.
For the live insects, it is only available in the sate of Hawaii.
*Should there be a delay with your product, we will reach out to you with an update. Mahalo for your understanding as the availability is based on the growth of the caterpillars.
We offer shipping to all Hawaii islands for $15 fee or FREE with a minimum purchase of $75. Additionally, traveling with your chrysalis to neighbor islands is permitted on airplane. We recommend to hand carry the box.
Regretfully, it’s not possible to ship the chrysalis outside of Hawaii legally. Traveling on airplane with the chrysalis box is not allow as well.
Place your order by visiting SHOP and add your items to the cart and select your desired pick up or delivery method.
You may also visit one of our upcoming pop-ups on O'ahu to purchase. *Market availability is based on first come first serve. We highly recommend to pre-order via our website.
We are happy to accommodate orders based on your gifting date. Online pre-orders are accepted for gifting dates up to 4 weeks in advance.
Yes, we do offer discount for large orders of 15 boxes or more. Please contact us for the special price & availability.
We require full 100% payment to secure your order. Once it is confirmed, we will raise and reserve the chrysalis for you. The deposit is non-refundable and we do not allow cancellation.
As the monarch butterflies are wild insects, there is a less than 3% chance on average that it may not complete its emerging successfully. Should your chrysalis fail to complete its eclosing, we will replace it in the next available batch. Please contact us if you think your chrysalis did not make it. Replacement will be available for pick up in Ewa Beach or delivery service is available for a fee.