** Butterfly Care Instructions **
1 - Locate the Freeze Pack. You may need to remove or disassemble any shipping materials (popcorn, etc.). It is important that the shipping materials be put back after.
2 - Check the Freeze Pack. It will likely be thawed. Place the Freeze Pack in the freezer. Store in a cool room at or below 74ºF. Once it is refrozen, return it to the shipping container.
3 - Continue to store in a cool room at or below 74ºF. For very hot or humid weather, try the basement, a wine cellar, tile or linoleum floors, or even inside a dry bathtub!
4 - Now that you have inspected and attended to the Freeze Pack, you will at some point the next day need to recheck the pack to insure it is still cold. Refreeze if necessary. If you are unable to refreeze the ice pack, you may fill a zip-lock bag with ice instead (just be sure that it does not leak!). You can be assured your lovely butterflies are resting safely inside their boxes, tucked securely in our Original Shipping Container.
5 - Listen to the weather Forecast for the day of the release. If the forecast is to be 90ºF or warmer, then proceed to refreeze the pack the night before and replace it in the morning.
6 - The time is drawing near to set your butterflies free! So, at about 2 hours prior to the Release time, remove the butterfly packages from the Shipping Container and display them in a basket or transfer them if using a mass release container. Try to make the warm-up gradual - avoid a sudden change from cold to hot, such as taking directly from the cooler and placing in the hot sun. At this time, you may hear a bit of movement, do not be alarmed, they are living creatures and this is perfectly normal. Be sure to store your butterflies in the shade until you are ready to set them free. Do not set in direct sunlight or extreme heat for more than 15 minutes!
Note - If needing to travel, you may transport your butterflies in the Original Shipping Container. If travel is long, or the ceremony/party is not until the afternoon or evening of the next day, then refreeze the pack the night before and replace it in the morning. Avoid leaving your butterflies in direct sunlight or exposure to high heat for more than 15 minutes. (No parked cars or hot door steps please!)