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Fresh Cut Bramble (3 sprigs)

To purchase this item please phone 01733 203358 or email cindi@small-life.co.uk
Fresh Cut Bramble
You receive three sprigs of Fresh Cut Bramble in a re-sealable wallet. Push the widest end of the stems into a Sprig Pot of cold tap water. Use what you need and place the remainder back in the wallet and store in the bottom of the fridge, where it will stay fresh for up to a week.

Bramble/blackberry leaves are eaten by most species of stick insects. However there are a few species that will not eat bramble leaves, so please contact us if you need to check that bramble will be suitable to feed to your stick insects.


Wallet of Fresh Cut Bramble is £8.95.
Express courier delivery (1 or 2 wallets) £3.50.





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.




Sprig pot of bramble Sprig Pots
The easy way to keep stems of foodplant fresh. Just fill with cold tap water and insert the sprigs of cut bramble or privet through the central hole.
Plug any gaps with the cotton wool ball provided. Sprig Pots are made in Britain and are dishwasher safe.

Sprig Pots are £3.50 each.

If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want the Sprig Pots, courier delivery for 1- 9 Sprig Pots is £6.95.

To purchase this item please phone 01733 203358 or email cindi@small-life.co.uk
Sprig Pots



Mister Swivel and Little Mister
Mister Swivel and Little Mister

To purchase this item please phone 01733 203358 or email cindi@small-life.co.uk

Misters
Stick insects need to drink water but, for most species, it's important not to put a dish of water in the cage because the small stick insect nymphs could drop in and drown.

So it is best to lightly mist the bramble leaves with water from a Mister. Ordinary cold tap water is good to use.


Do this in the late afternoon or early evening because this is the time when most stick insects like a drink. Try not to get the actual stick insects wet, so direct the water spray at the leaves rather than the stick insects. We have pre-set the nozzles on all our Misters to emit a fine mist rather than a strong jet of water.


Two designs are available:
The Little Mister, especially suited for small children to use. Price £3.50 each.
The Mister Swivel, a larger bottle with a directional green nozzle that you can swivel round. This is very useful because you can easily direct the spray downwards or sideways just by swivelling the nozzle. So it's great for easily spraying water onto the leaves in the ELC cages. Price £4.25 each.


If ordering with other items, total delivery is capped at £9.95. If you just want the Misters, courier delivery for 1- 2 Misters is £6.95.



How to pay:
We accept Electron, Solo, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Maestro and American Express
We are still dispatching goods quickly for fast delivery
Phone us on 01733 203358 between 9am and 6pm and pay by card securely over the phone. Card details are destroyed after your order is processed.
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Email cindi@small-life.co.uk with your order and postcode and we'll email you the PayPal invoice for you to pay.
Bank transfer payments welcome Email cindi@small-life.co.uk anytime with your order if you'd like to pay by bank transfer. This option is for large orders from educational and science establishments.
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VAT:
VAT number :GB 473 5005 60
EORI number :GB473500560000
Prices on this website include 20% VAT. Receipted VAT invoices are sent on request
Delivery: Delivery
Live arrival is guaranteed.

Courier delivery within mainland UK is up to £9.95. We shall let you know in advance when courier delivery will be.
EXPORTS:

Cages are shipped by courier (usually FedEx), using priority trackable airmail, using Incoterms DAP.

We do not export living creatures.



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