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Life Science: Brassica & Butterfly System

Film Can Sugar Feeder

film can sugar feeder


Materials Needed

For Building and Stocking

  • Four clear plastic film canisters (to hold sugar solutions)
  • Four 10 cm lengths of nylon craft cord or felt (for wicks)
  • Sugar

Building and Stocking Instructions

  1. Fold each length of nylon craft cord in half.
  2. Insert one length into each film canister, loop end down.
  3. Fill each canister about 3/4 full with water.
  4. Leave one canister with just water.
  5. To the remaining three canisters, add 1 tsp., 2 tsp., and 3 tsps. of sugar respectively.
  6. Place into a Light House with adult butterflies when ready to do feeding activities.
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