Watch fascinating Indian Stick Insects grow and move with this special live growing set.
The kit includes a net hatching habitat, an informative instruction guide, brush and a voucher for Indian Stick Insect eggs. You will need to send off to Insect Lore to claim the eggs as they are not included inside the box for the health of the insects (post and packaging will cost £2.99 extra when you send for them).
The eggs are available all year round, weather permitting - Insect Lore will send 8 to 10 tiny eggs by post. They look like little seeds and will hatch into little stick insects!
They can be fed on blackberries, bramble, ivy or privet leaves which you will need to forage for in your garden or a local park.
The stick insects will shed several times as they grow into adults, and can reach up to 6-10 cm in length. Watch them look like and pretend to be sticks and also swing back and forth as if leaves in the wind!
Indian Stick Insects live for approximately 12 months and can stay in the net habitat included in the kit. Best kept indoors to ensure that the insects stay warm enough.
A really fun kit for anyone who has a fascination with bugs and the natural world.