|... for insect
cages and living stick insects
||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
Use suede gardening gloves and sharp
seccateurs to snip bramble sprigs for your stick insects. This will protect
your fingers from the bramble thorns.
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.
Small-Life Supplies sometimes have rooted
bramble plants for sale, please phone 01733 203358 to check availability.
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
Sprig Pots are £3.50
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.
this item please phone 01733 203358 or email
and Little Mister
To purchase this item please phone 01733 203358 or
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
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.
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
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for you to pay.
anytime with your order if you'd like to pay by bank transfer. This
option is for large orders from educational and science establishments.
anytime with your order if you'd like us to email you a pro-forma
invoice.This option is for educational and science establishments.
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||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.
Cages are shipped by courier (usually
FedEx), using priority trackable airmail, using Incoterms DAP.
We do not
export living creatures.
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