|... for insect
cages and living stick insects
|Choose healthy, safe, harmless
stick insects that have been bred for countless generations here at Small-Life
Supplies in the UK. Keep them indoors in the ELC stick insect cage. All our
stick insects eat bramble (blackberry) leaves which you can gather yourself
from overgrown areas. You can house Indian, Pink Winged and Thailand stick
insects altogether in the same ELC stick insect cage.
Our caterpillars are also in stock now, these are British species
with fast lifecycles, reared by us.
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Pieris brassicae caterpillar kit
NEW! British caterpillar kits for April and May 2021!
Enjoy keeping these British caterpillars indoors and watch them
Two species are available now:
The Pieris brassicae caterpillars are mainly yellow
and like to rest together. They eat brassica leaves (such as cabbage,
nasturtium, and broccoli). These caterpillars are fast growing, becoming large
before metamorphosising into pupae. A couple of weeks later, the Large White
Butterflies emerge, these can be released outside near flowers.
antiqua caterpillars are red and yellow and are more active. They
eat bramble (blackberry) leaves. These caterpillars are fast growing, become
large, and then each caterpillar spins a cocoon around itself. The adults
emerge within weeks as British Vapourer Moths, these can be released outside
Both types of caterpillars are easy to keep indoors in the
HAP housing supplied. Keep the surroundings clean by replacing the Liner daily
. The Liners are included, also the specific care sheet and a 4 page
informative colour leaflet about butterflies and moths, written by professional
entomologist Dorothy Floyd.
You can gather the appropriate leaves for food
, or purchase small bags of the fresh leaves (store in the fridge to keep
Pieris brassicae Caterpillar Kit (includes 4 caterpillars,
HAP, HAP Liners, care sheet, colour information
Optional extra... bag of fresh loose broccoli
Caterpillar Kit (includes 4 caterpillars, HAP, HAP Liners, care sheet, colour
Optional extra... small bag of
fresh loose bramble leaves £1.20.
Orgyia antiqua caterpillar kit
Four Pieris brassicae caterpillars
Orgyia antiqua caterpillars
Deceased bagged butterflies and moths (from our breeding
stocks, all died naturally from old age). Ideal to examine or for artwork. Pack
of four (two of each species) + colour leaflet...£6.
stick insect adult
|Indian stick insects
Indian stick insects are the best stick insects to start with.
Indian stick insects are easy to handle, easy to breed, and suitable for all
ages. Adults are 11cm long and have red tops to their front legs.
Parthenogenetic (all females).
insects eat bramble (blackberry) leaves, also hazel leaves. House up to twenty
adults in the ELC stick insect cage.
These are supplied as young
adults, so you can handle them and enjoy collecting their eggs. We can also
supply large nymphs (youngsters), so you can watch them develop into adults
during the next couple of months.
four Indian stick insects, young adults ... £15.
Pack of four Indian
stick insects, large nymphs (youngsters)... £15.
information sheet included.
Express delivery £9.95.
Winged stick insect adult
|Pink Winged stick insects
Pink Winged stick insects are able to fly when they are fully
grown and benefit from a weekly flight across the room! 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.
House up to fifteen adults in the ELC stick insect cage.
supplied as large nymphs (youngsters), so you can watch them develop into
adults during the next couple of months. The nymphs don't have
Pack of two Pink Winged stick insects,
large nymphs (youngsters)... £12.50.
Free colour information
Thailand stick insect female adult
Thailand stick insects excel at
camouflage, their bodies even darken with age! Thailand stick insects are easy
to breed. They can move quite quickly so are best suited for age 12 upwards.
The females grow to 18cm, the males to 15cm.
Thailand stick insects eat bramble (blackberry) leaves. House up
to eight adults in the ELC stick insect cage.
of fourThailand stick insect nymphs (youngsters), mixture of males and
Free colour information sheet included.
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option is for large orders from educational and science establishments.
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Courier delivery within
mainland UK is up to £9.95. We shall let you know in advance when
courier delivery will be. Very cold nights will delay
Cages are shipped by courier (usually
FedEx), using priority trackable airmail, using Incoterms DAP.
We do not
export living creatures.
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