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 Post subject: Foodplants
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:03 am 
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Just thought i would post a list of foodplants that can be fed to your stickies

Bramble (blackberry)
Acacia
Fuchsia
Raspberry
Hawthorn
Oak
Robinia
Eucalyptus
Hypericum (rose of sharron)
Privet
Rhododendron
Ivy
Pyracantha
Rose
Guava
And ferns for PSG 84
This is just a known list have you tried anything else and found them eat it?
Dont forget some plants here might be UK only


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Both my Eurycantha and my Carausius both eat and enjoy Hibiscus.....and that is what the Montreal Insectarium uses mainly as well.

They grow fast, are easy to get and care for, and have nice flowers......


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Always good to find some other plants to use too!
I have even had them eat spider plant and some house plants they know it seems what they dont like?


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once some got out and they ate lots of christmas cactus :(

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I have Baculum extradentatum, Brunner and they eat

Red Tip Photinia (Photinia fraseri)

in addition to many of the other plants already mentioned.


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maybe its the smell of the plant or the acidity or something like that.

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My indian baby got out once and settled on my orchid. Ate like a pig and even went through a molt on it before I noticed notches in the plant that was a giveaway where the stickie was. The orchid is a Phalaenopsis and it did bloom that year.


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some sticks like to munch on thin slices of apple,especially E.calcarata

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I only feed hazel to my Eurycantha's in summer and they love it, anyone similar experiences :?:

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A lot of phasmids really like hazel. I feed it a lot to virtually all my phasmids, as a replacement of bramble. There is some discussion about hazel, in the sense that it would not be a complete diet. Therefore (and because hazel is not unlimited here) I feed oak, rose and raspberry as well in summer.


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I fed hazel to my Eurycantha's whole the summer I couldn't notice any impairment or a slowdown of growth.
They eat hazel much qicker than bramble.

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Another to add, Acer campestre, common name Field Maple I feed it last year...but I can't remember if Phaenopharos khaouyaiensis or my Heteropterix dilatata have eaten it
I have to check out this in summer

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By the plant species names they seem easy to feed and aren´t fussy...
Am I correct?


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see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_campestre

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Ok, then!
It´s hard to believe they are so easy to feed loool.


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someone told me strawberry, which is good as i have loads of it :P


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What kind of Eucalyptus is best ? :)


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sure ive seen it called guiine? something like that

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Thanks both :)


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I read D.Gigantea MUST HAVE eucalyptus in their diet as nymps, is this true or can you raise them on Bramble?


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Dunno if anyone is green fingered but I noticed you can get gunnii seeds here:
http://www.jungleseeds.co.uk/SeedOrders/enter.html?lang=en-uk&target=d3.html&kw=gunnii&fl=7917&gclid=CK7T26j1nY0CFQcrlAodICe2zA

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i'm too lazy, and go to the garden centre and buy a half grown one for £25 :lol: :P


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Some people like to do that sort of thing.
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C. morosus (Indians) will eat Buxus sempervirens.

I suspect this shrub was misclassified at some point as it doesn't resemble the majority of buxus, it's probably actually privet.


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Ive found my C Morosus will eat Ash leaves

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 Post subject: Bramble Enquiry
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Is it possible that by bringing in bramble from outside I could transfer some harmfull creatures to my snakes. These are housed next to each other. Would washing the bramble ensure this did not happen. Look forward to your comments


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Cheers I will start looking

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Peruphasma s. love lilac as well as privet


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tilly790 wrote:
Peruphasma s. love lilac as well as privet
Im trying to grow some guava but struggling to get seeds going


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 Post subject: Re: Foodplants
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looks like im gona have to search the web for pictures of trees and there leaves as they all look the same to me :oops:


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anyone know anything that feeds on buddlea (some idiot threw loads of it into the woods and as kids we stuck the tall stems into the ground as dens and of course the whole lot rooted now theres whole trees of the stuff)

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mazzer10 wrote:
anyone know anything that feeds on buddlea (some idiot threw loads of it into the woods and as kids we stuck the tall stems into the ground as dens and of course the whole lot rooted now theres whole trees of the stuff)
katydids love the stuff!


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aha katydids it is then :lol:

just hope someone bring some along to bugfest !

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dno if im just weird but if i see a non native plant in the garden i simply dont rest until i find something that eats it then get some :lmao:


waste of foliage otherwise :whistle:

and a good excuse to get some weird stuff

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