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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 eat.


Use suede gardening gloves and sharp seccateurs to snip bramble sprigs for your stick insects. This will protect your fingers from the bramble thorns.

There 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 insects






64 pages, illustrations and colour
photographs, contents, index.
ISBN 0 9512466 0 7
Keeping Stick Insects book by Dorothy Floyd

"Keeping Stick Insects" has been the definitive guide for looking after stick insects for teachers, students and laypeople alike since its first publication in 1987.

It is written by qualified British entomologist Dorothy Floyd.

Seven species of stick insects are discussed in detail, with lots of practical tips and sound advice which is still relevant today.


The basic biology of stick insects is also discussed and there are school topic ideas.

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 free service!)

Express courier delivery (1 - 3 books) £3.50.




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Latest questions answered :
Friday 18th September 2020
FREE on-line advice from the expert, Professor Phasmid!


Every FRIDAY Professor Phasmid answers your insect and snail questions.

Have a look at previous Q and As to see if your question has already been answered, if it hasn't then send it in!

Ask the expert, go to Ask Professor Phasmid




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Small-Life Supplies Insect Help Cages for stick insects and snails Stick Insects, Snails, Caterpillars

Liners for cages Lab cages for bees, aphids, flies Fresh leaves for stick insects Events and
Testimonials
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