I am a middle school special education science teacher. I was to do a metamorphosis project with them. I know you can buy those painted lady butterfly kits, but the larvae come in a plastic cup, with some sort of goo for them to eat in the bottom, which of course they poop into, contaminating their food as the wallow in their own filth, so I want to go bigger than that.
I have located a source for Luna moth eggs, as I think that would be way for fun, but I need a sweetgum tree to get leaves to feed then, and I haven’t seen one around. Does anybody know where I might find one in the greater Dallas area, from which I could cut branches with leaves without offending anybody? Any help is appreciated.