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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:45 am 
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Hi all,
I'm a major newbie with stick insects and my friend is giving me some ramulus nematode nymphs. I know they can eat bramble but i've been hunting for it and apart from a 30min bus ride i can't seem to find alot of it, does anyone know if they can eat privet etc?

Any help would be great! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Food?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:59 am 
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Hiyas and welcome :)
I think they will do best on bramble to be honest as its the staple foodplant for them but other things they might take will be raspberry, rose and oak.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:05 am 
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:D Thank you!

I thought that would be the case, i'll have to have a chat with neighbours see if any has a overgrowing bramble plant in their gardens
Thanks for the reply!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:06 am 
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what area are you in? not normally a issue to find it often turns out its growing in the oddest places.


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I live in Leeds, i think im going to have another look around today


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gotta be some woodlands or parks they do not keep as tidy as they should or like her we have people with the worse front gardens lol


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haha yeah theres some empty houses around here with overgrown gardens going to have a look at them i dont think the council will mind me doing abit of gardening in them :D


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They're best feeding on bramble, although if I recall correctly this species will also feed on oak if that's available (although it obviously isn't around all year, unless you can find some Quercus ilex).

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oh great thanks :) i've seen alot of oak trees around here i'll see how they get on with it thanks again


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where abouts in sunny old string o' beads are you ?
I used to have loads of places to collect bramble/ oak /hawthorn/ privet / eucalyptus etc depending on where I was at the time

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dfgw wrote:
Hi all,
I'm a major newbie with stick insects and my friend is giving me some ramulus nematode nymphs. I know they can eat bramble but i've been hunting for it and apart from a 30min bus ride i can't seem to find alot of it, does anyone know if they can eat privet etc?

Any help would be great! :oops:



I doubt you would find much on the bus - :lmao:

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