|... for insect
cages and living stick insects
insects, Silkmoths, British caterpillars...
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.
colour information sheet is included. All our stick insects are
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Indian Eri silkmoth
|Indian Eri silkmoth caterpillar
Enjoy watching these caterpillars grow
over the next few weeks!
Two caterpillars are supplied, together with
housing (HUA Pot) and HUA Pot Liners.
Every day, replace the HUA Pot
Liner and insert fresh privet leaves. You can see the caterpillars eating the
green privet leaves.
The caterpillars grow by climbing out of their
skins. Soon they will be 7cm long and ready to spin a silk cocoon. The cocoon
does not eat and should be left alone.
A few weeks later the large
Indian Eri silkmoth emerges, the silkmoth can walk across your hand. House the
large silkmoths in a large enclosure, they do not eat or drink but can be
handled. They live about one week and need to be kept indoors. Do not release
Indian Eri silkmoth caterpillar kit (includes HUA Pot, HUA Liners,
2 Indian Eri silkmoth caterpillars, instructions).
Small bag of fresh privet
New Guinea stick insect adult female
|New Guinea stick insects
These are chunky stick insects which benefit from a lot of
attention, so are ideal if you'd like to handle your stick insects
New Guinea stick insects eat bramble/blackberry leaves, also
hazel leaves and rose leaves.
New Guinea stick insects are active and it's good to take them out
of the ELC cage regularly so they can walk across a table or
These stick insects require a Water Dish
and also Community Tubes in which to rest. The adults mate regularly and the
female buries her eggs in the Sand Pit.
New Guinea stick insects have
longer lifespans than most stick insects, so typically live 18 months, although
some can live for two or even three years! It is essential to house them
correctly, and the ELC cage is the best cage for them.
They are big heavy stick insects and do well in the ELC cage because they can
hook their claws around the specially made holes and climb the sides of the ELC
Pack of four New Guinea stick
insect young adults (two males and two females) £29.
Water Dish, Sand
Pit and two Community Tubes £6.
Express delivery £9.95.
|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.
Pack of four Indian stick insect
young adults £15.
Pack of four Indian stick insect nymphs
Winged stick insect adult
|Pink Winged stick insects
Graceful stick insects which get large pink wings when fully
grown. They can fly across a room and land on the wall. Pink Winged stick
insects are easy to handle, easy to breed, and suitable for all ages. They grow
to 15cm. Parthenogenetic (all females).
Winged stick insects eat bramble (blackberry) leaves, also eucalyptus leaves.
They do best in the tall airy ELC cage.
Supplied as nymphs, this means they are not yet fully grown so you can
look forward to seeing them grow and acquire their wings within the next few
months. The adults glue their eggs into the holes in the white mesh and also
onto Hatch Mats. Leave the eggs where they have been glued.
Pack of four Pink Winged stick insect nymphs £15.
six Hatch Mats £3.
Express delivery £9.95.
stick insect (adult female)
insect (adult male)
|Thailand stick insects
Thailand stick insects have both males and females occuring in
equal numbers . The females are long and green, the males are much thinner and
Thailand stick insects eat bramble/blackberry leaves and are
active when handled. Thailand stick insects are thin and fast moving, so need
to be handled carefully. For this reason, they are not suitable to be handled
by young children.
Thailand stick insects eat less than many other stick
insects and so are perfect for people with busy lifestyles or limited supplies
of bramble leaves.
Pack of four
Thailand stick insect young adults (two males and two females)
Pack of eight Thailand stick insect young adults (mixture of
males and females) special offer price £20.
Thailand stick insects are
easy to breed, they mate regularly and their eggs hatch quickly, after just two
months. Keep the newly hatched Thailand stick insects in the same ELC cage as
Thailand stick insects do best in
the tall airy ELC cage
British Vapourer caterpillar
We have been breeding these for many
generations. The eggs are hatching now and the
caterpillars should be large enough to buy in a few weeks time. To go on the
waiting-list for the caterpillars, please phone 01733 203358 or use the email
link below. The caterpillars are easy to look after and eat fresh
go on the British Vapourer caterpillar waiting-list (there's no obligation to
buy), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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01733 203358 or 07462
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|If you need any help in
deciding what to order, please phone us on 01733 203358 (weekdays during office
We are keen to assist.
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