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Dorothy Floyd
Dorothy Floyd, BA (Hons) Cantab
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Keeping Stick Insects book by Dorothy Floyd

Written in a clear, easy to read style, this best-selling book is a really helpful guide on how to look after stick insects properly.

You can also learn about how stick insects live; for example how they breathe, grow and reproduce. The information is presented in a clear way and so is easy to understand. The author, Dorothy Floyd, studied at Cambridge University and uses her scientific knowledge gained from that time, together with her extensive personal experience, to produce a book that is packed with valuable tips, fascinating observations, and accurate biological information. This book has colour photographs, including close-ups of eggs of popular stick insect species, and detailed illustrations. Seven species of stick insects are discussed in detail and there is a school topic ideas section at the end.

Keeping Stick Insects has 64 pages and contents and index pages. It has a spine and laminated cover and is printed in the UK. The ISBN is 0 9512466 0 7. This book is still in print and has already been reprinted several times.




Price £12.50 + delivery.


UK delivery £2.

Worldwide airmail delivery (transit time approx 7 days) £5.

Request that this book be signed by the author! Dorothy Floyd is happy to autograph her book and include a short message, if you wish, this is a FREE service!



Collector Cards
Examples of Collector Cards
Handy reference
Each card carries basic information about the creature, including the common and Latin names, the size they grow to, what they eat and so on. Blue text indicates the creature likes an airy cage, pink text indicates less ventilated conditions are needed.

19 to collect
There are 19 Collector Cards in the set, you can buy them individually, or purchase the whole set at a discount price.

Colour photos
Each card has a large colour photo of the creature being featured. The cards are laminated and can be sellotaped to the cage housing that particular invertebrate.

Stick insect Collector Cards
#1 Australian Macleays Spectre, #2 Thailand Marbled, #3 Guadeloupe, #4 Peruvian , # 5 Sabah, #6 Borneo, #7 Indian, #8 Thailand, #9 New Guinea, #10 Pink Winged, #11 Vietnamese, #12 Thailand Winged, # 13 Thailand Straight, # 17 Vietnamese Bark, # 18 Thailand Miniature, # 19 Malaysian.


Other Collector Cards
#14 African fruit beetle, #15 Giant Congo millipede, # 16 Giant African Land Snail.

Price 80p each.
Complete Set (nineteen cards) £12.

Delivery £2 (first class post).




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20th September 2018.
Free insect advice
Your chance to ask an insect or snail question to the expert! Just email your question to Ask Professor Phasmid , and check back to see if your question has been chosen to be answered. Your question could be about a poorly stick insect, or an insect behaviour question, or you may be after some housing advice for your snails.

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