The process is simple enough and does not require any special devices. In almost every house there is a jar of honey – sweet, fragrant and preferably without preservatives.
It is enough to dilute a teaspoon of honey in ten teaspoons of water, if the butterfly is not very large, or make the solution a little sweeter if the butterfly is larger. Also suitable apricot nectar (can be found among the jars of baby food in any non-specialized store), two to three teaspoons of ten teaspoons of water. Agree there is nothing simpler.
When to feed?
Observe your butterfly, depending on how active it is – enough to feed once a day, you can feed a little less – once and a half day. In any case, the butterfly does not troglodyte, throw yourself on food and your feet to give her meat, will not! 🙂
As for the direct process of feeding, as a live flower in the form of a butterfly, this creature is terribly fragile and vulnerable to treatment requires careful handling when trying to feed the treasure, it is better to gently take your fingers as close to the base of the wings, bring to a solution of honey or syrup and wait until it starts to eat. If a butterfly is really hungry, it unwinds its proboscis on its own and eats without much effort or extra help (do not forget, “forcibly you will not be nice” even with the most delicious honey – it is not a bear – we checked :).
In the process of eating the butterfly should not be kept may misunderstand you to anyone, it will bring a state of discomfort. Therefore, once the butterfly has lowered its proboscis and started to eat (you will notice it by the movements of the proboscis), you can let it go (leave it on your finger, spoon, pen or pencil). Feeding time takes two to ten minutes as soon as your butterfly is drunk, it will roll up its proboscis and fly away from the feeder.
And other joys…
All the beautiful things, unfortunately, have a peculiarity of disappearing. So does a butterfly – can live with you as 3-7 days, and all three weeks with proper handling and care.
In the daytime these creatures prefer to take the best places at the window in the light, most often it is curtains, on which they look very impressive, and in the evening they are placed at the artificial light sources, creating an atmosphere of romance and making new and new impressions. In any case, like all fragile living creatures butterflies love light and warmth, which means that the life expectancy of your new homes depends only on you.