|... for insect
cages and living stick insects
Dorothy Floyd, BA (Hons)
||What is bramble (blackberry)?
Bramble (blackberry) leaves are the type of leaves that many stick
insects like to eat. You can gather these leaves from outside. Bramble is a
sprawling plant that grows into bushes up to 3 metres high. It is often found
in wild overgrown places, such as disused railway lines, canal embankments,
proposed building sites etc. Bramble grows easily and so you can plant your
own, preferably by a sunny wall or fence.
In August and September the
bramble bushes are laden with juicy purple blackberries which you can pick and
Use suede gardening gloves and sharp
seccateurs to snip bramble sprigs for your stick insects. This will protect
your fingers from the bramble thorns.
are different types of bramble plant growing wild in the UK, some die off in
the winter but there are other types that retain most of their green leaves.
Always select stems with nice green leaves for your stick insects, avoid giving
them yellow and brown leaves.
Remember you can always buy "Fresh Cut
Bramble" from Small-Life Supplies, we also sometimes have rooted bramble plants
for sale. Fresh leaves for stick
64 pages, illustrations and
photographs, contents, index.
ISBN 0 9512466 0 7
|Keeping Stick Insects
book by Dorothy Floyd
Stick Insects" has been the definitive guide for looking after stick
insects for teachers, students and laypeople alike since its first publication
written by qualified British entomologist Dorothy Floyd.
of stick insects are discussed in detail, with lots of practical tips and sound
advice which is still relevant today.
basic biology of stick insects is also discussed and there are school topic
Dorothy writes in an easy to read style and so this book is
accessible to children over 12 and adults alike.
"Keeping Stick Insects" book ...£12.
Optional extra: signed by the author (this is a
delivery (1 - 3 books) £3.50.
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