Small-Life Supplies manufacture insect cages and breed stick insects and butterflies

Small-Life Supplies logo
Est 1985
Small-Life Supplies SiteLock
... for insect cages and living stick insects
Small-Life Supplies Books and advice Cages for stick insects and snails Stick Insects, Silkmoths, British Caterpillars

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



Stick insects for sale UK


Small-Life Supplies breed and sell popular stick insects that are safe to handle and are HARMLESS (we do not breed types of stick insect that can emit harmful chemical sprays). It is important to be able to handle stick insects safely.

All our stick insects eat bramble/blackberry leaves, some also eat eucalyptus leaves.

Stick insects don't need extra heating in the cage, they do well if kept indoors in a comfortably warm room (daytime temperature approx 18 degrees Celsius). The best enclosure for stick insects is the ELC cage because this is a tall cage (51cm) and has side ventilation.
Need any help?
Please phone 01733 203358 (weekdays 9am - 6pm)


Ordering info is at bottom of this page

Thailand stick insect adults in ELC cage

Thailand stick insect
adults in the ELC cage
Pink Winged stick insect adults in ELC cage

Pink Winged stick insect
adults in the ELC cage
New Guinea stick insect adults in ELC cage

New Guinea stick insect
adults in the ELC cage




Young pale Thailand stick insect female adult, Baculum thaii
Young pale Thailand stick insect female adult
Baculum thaii
Thailand stick insects
All our Thailand stick insects are descendants of the originals sent to us decades ago when they were first discovered in Thailand!

Thailand stick insects are easy to breed and their eggs hatch quickly, within two months.

Thailand stick insects show excellent camouflage, they resemble sticks, and the young nymphs can even have stripey legs. You will be sent young adults, the females start off pale and darken as they age.

Thailand male stick insects are active and can walk quickly across a table. The male Thailand stick insect grows to 15cm and so is smaller than the female who grows to 18cm.

Thailand stick insects have smaller appetites than many other stick insects. Feed these stick insects with a fresh weekly supply of bramble (blackberry) leaves, stood in cold water to keep fresh.

Thailand stick insects need an airy enclosure and the ELC cage is ideal housing for these stick insects.

Four Thailand stick insect adults (two males and two females)...£15.
Special Offer Six Thailand stick insect adults (three males and three females)...£18
FREE stick insect care sheet included.

Express delivery... £9.95.

Older, dark brown Thailand stick insect female adult
Older, dark brown Thailand stick insect female adult




Pink Winged stick insect adult, Sipyloidea sipylus
Pink Winged stick insect adult
Sipyloidea sipylus

Pink Winged stick insects
Pink Winged stick insects can fly a short distance (several metres). They fly slowly and usually land on a wall. It is easy to pick the stick insect up again.

Pink Winged stick insects are completely harmless and are a popular choice of stick insect for schools.

Pink Winged stick insects are all females (they don't have males) and reproduce by parthenogenesis. Adults are 15cm long.

The Pink Winged adult glues her eggs into the mesh holes of the ELC cage. Leave these eggs where they have been glued and they hatch out three months later.

We dispatch these stick insects as large nymphs (approx 7cm long).This means that these stick insects do not have their wings yet, so you can look forward to seeing these appear (in a few weeks time when the stick insects become fully grown).


Feed Pink Winged stick insects with a fresh weekly supply of bramble (blackberry) or eucalyptus leaves, stood in cold water to keep fresh. A diet of eucalyptus can enhance the green colour of the stick insect nymphs.

Pink Winged stick insects need an airy enclosure and the ELC cage is ideal housing for these stick insects.

Four Pink Winged stick insect large nymphs ...£17
FREE stick insect care sheet included.

Express delivery... £9.95.


Pink winged stick insects can eat Eucalyptus
Pink winged stick insects can eat Eucalyptus




New Guinea stick insect female adult, Eurycantha calcarata
New Guinea stick insect female adult
Eurycantha calcarata

New Guinea stick insects
New Guinea stick insects are slow moving, chunky stick insects that are robust. They can be stroked by young children.
New Guinea stick insect nymphs are usually mottled green or brown, but the adults are generally brown and prehistoric-looking!

The adult female possesses a long ovipositor at the end of her body, this is to help her bury her eggs in sand (it is not a stinger).

New Guinea stick insects benefit from a lot of attention and so it is best to take them out of the cage regularly for a walk across a table or the floor.

They require a few extra accessories including a :
° clean Water Dish (filled with cold tap water)
° Community Tube (this is a pink cardboard tube into which the stick insects can go and rest if they wish)
° Sand Pit (contains sterilised dry sand, ideal for the female to bury her eggs).

Feed New Guinea stick insects with a fresh weekly supply of bramble (blackberry) leaves, stood in cold water to keep fresh. In the summer hazel leaves become available and these leaves are also suitable. Due to their bulk, New Guinea stick insects have large appetites.

And being bulky insects, they need to be able to grip their large claws around rough surfaces to get a grip and be able to climb. This is why New Guinea stick insects do best in the ELC cage because they can get a good foothold on the mesh sides and climb easily. Claims that New Guinea stick insects are ground dwelling are false, these rumours are being spread by people keeping these stick insects in glass tanks with slippery walls that the stick insects cannot grip.

Two New Guinea stick insect adults (one male and one female) ...£17
Four New Guinea stick insect adults (two males and two females)...£30

Water Dish + Community Tube + Sand Pit...£5.50

FREE stick insect care sheet included.

Express delivery... £9.95.


New Guinea stick insect female gripping mesh side of ELC cage and burying her eggs in the Sand Pit
New Guinea stick insect female gripping mesh side of ELC cage and burying her eggs in the Sand Pit



How to order...


We accept Electron, Solo, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Maestro and American Express

To pay by card over the phone, please call 01733 203358 or 07462 588389


PayPal logo
To pay by PayPal, just email a list of what you'd like to buy and your PayPal email to ange@small-life.co.uk.

Do not email your delivery address, this is supplied by PayPal. We shall then email you the invoice which you can pay by PayPal.


BACS / CHAPS / EFT payments

Educational establishments and companies can email orders to
ange@small-life.co.uk.
We shall then email you the pro-forma invoice which you can pay by any of the above methods.
If you need any help in deciding what to order, please phone

01733 203358

(weekdays during office hours).


We are keen to assist.
Delivery
Express delivery is capped at £9.95 by courier to mainland UK (but see exceptions below), weekdays only. We shall let you know by email when the delivery day will be. LIVE ARRIVAL is guaranteed.

Standard delivery is by Royal Mail to anywhere in the UK. International delivery of small items is by Royal Mail international airmail post. Larger items are sent by airmail courier, using a trackable service, usually FedEx or DHL. We do not export living creatures.

Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight are sent by Royal Mail and may incur a surcharge. Please enquire when you order to see if there is any extra to pay.
VAT Prices include 20% VAT unless otherwise stated. A receipted VAT invoice shall be sent to educational establishments and companies. European customers need to tell us your VAT number when ordering cages. The Small-Life Supplies VAT number is GB 473 5005 60.

Small-Life Supplies Books and advice Cages for stick insects and snails Stick Insects, Silkmoths, British Caterpillars

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


Please note that all photographs on this site are copyrighted by Small-Life Supplies and must not be copied or reproduced elsewhere.


Small-Life Supplies, Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough. PE7 1RR.
 

Sitemap

Copyright © Small-Life Supplies 2000 - 2020. Terms and Conditions and Legal message

Small-Life Supplies Privacy Policy 2020