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Caterpillars for sale now
Pick an enjoyable pet insect to suit your lifestyle. From
classic thin, to wide and chunky, these social insects are supplied in small
groups. Nymphs (youngsters), or adults, your perfect choice awaits.
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|British Garden Tiger caterpillar kit
British Garden Tiger caterpillars are one of our most popular
caterpillars because they have nice velvety bodies with long soft
And they are active too, keen to walk
across your hand or around the HUA Pot.
bonus is that British Garden Tiger caterpillars will eat green leaves of
various types of common weeds, found in gardens and wild places. Suitable
leaves include dandelion and dock leaves and we recommend providing a selection
so the caterpillar can choose what to eat.
One caterpillar is included with
this kit, just keep the caterpillar in the HUA Pot provided. It is important
that the surroundings are kept clean, so remember to replace the Liner
When the caterpillar is 5cm long, it transforms into a shiny
brown pupa, in which it develops into a very colourful Garden Tiger moth, ready
to emerge in approx three weeks.
This is a British species, so you can
release it outside.
The British Garden Tiger caterpillar kit includes:
HUA Pot, 20 HUA Liners, caterpillar, instructions. You can keep up to two
British Garden Tiger caterpillars in one HUA
1 kit +
2 kits + 2 extra caterpillars...£35
Express delivery £6.95.
the British Garden Tiger moth outside
and so please hurry if you'd like one.
leaves that the caterpillar eats (dandelion on the left, ragwort in the middle,
dock on the right)
HUA Pot and
Latin species name:
|Indian stick insects
The best type to choose if you are new to keeping stick insects.
Indian stick insects are easy to handle, easy to breed, and suitable for all
ages. They grow to 11cm. Parthenogenetic (all females).
Indian stick insects eat bramble (blackberry) leaves, also hazel
leaves. They do best in the tall airy ELC cage.
four Indian stick insect nymphs (immature insects) £15.
Pack of four
Indian stick insect young adults £15.
Indian stick insects can be mixed with Pink Winged, Thailand, New Thailand
and North East Vietnamese stick insects.
Featured in the
"Keeping Stick Insects" book by Dorothy Floyd, price £12.50.
Latin species name:
|Thailand stick insects
Thailand stick insects are masters of camouflage, they have very
stick-like bodies and some have stripey legs. The adult males sway from side to
side to look like a twig blowing in the wind.
The adult females are
larger than the males and so it is easy to tell them apart. Their eggs are easy
to hatch, and they hatch quickly, in only two months, so you can easily breed
Thailand stick insects
live longer (14 months) than most other species of stick insect.
Thailand stick insects eat bramble
Up to twelve adults can be kept in the tall airy
ELC cage, larger numbers of adults should be kept in
the AUC cage.
Thailand stick insects are
active but are more fragile than the other species, so we do not recommend them
to be handled by infant children.
Pack of six
Thailand stick insect nymphs (mixture of males and females)
Mixing? YES, Thailand stick insects can be mixed with
Pink Winged, New Thailand, Indian and North East Vietnamese stick
Featured in the "Keeping Stick Insects" book by
Dorothy Floyd, price £12.50.
ELC cage containing adult Thailand stick insects
Latin species name:
Guinea stick insects
stick insects, males and females occuring in equal numbers. Respond well to
handling and benefit from a lot of exercise outside the cage.
young children to stroke. The nymphs are usually green and the adults brown.
They like to congregate in the Community Tubes (place these in the
New Guinea stick insects live longer (1½ to 2 years) than
most other species of stick insect.
stick insects eat bramble (blackberry) leaves, rose leaves and hazel leaves.
They do best in the tall airy ELC cage.
Pack of four New Guinea stick insect
nymphs (immature insects, two males and two females)
Pack of four New Guinea stick
insect young adults (two males and two females) £29.
require a Water Dish (£1), a Community Tube (£1), and a Sand Pit
(£2.99) to bury their eggs. Collect the eggs from the sand using the
Metal Sieve (£3.99). Store the eggs in a HUA Pot
Express delivery £9.95.
New Guinea stick insects are large and chunky and may accidentally harm the
more slender species of stick insect if they stand on one by mistake. So keep
New Guinea stick insects in their own ELC cage.
the "Keeping Stick Insects" book by Dorothy Floyd, price
|How to order...
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We shall then email you the pro-forma invoice which you can pay by any of the
above methods. Business cheques are still accepted.
||Express delivery is by courier to mainland UK (except Scottish
Highlands), weekdays only. We shall let you know by email when the delivery day
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