Thursday 26th March

I would just like to say a big thank you to my lovely and loyal customers. I really appreciate you all, now more than ever! I have decided that I cannot carry on posting orders for the time being, quite frankly I can’t take the stress. Royal Mail cannot guarantee to deliver by 1pm the following day and I really don’t want my creatures held up in the mail and the added worry that it would cause my customers and myself. I will of course still be looking after all the animals but I also have people who rely on me for their care and I need to prioritise at this scary time. I am happy for people to collect from me (I will pack the animals and have them ready for contactless collection / no minimum spend). You can ring through your order and pay cash.

 

I will review the situation every few days but I cannot see anything improving anytime soon. You are welcome to phone me for a chat, I will be updating my Facebook page and writing a new blog entry shortly but for now please take care of yourselves, stay safe and sane. Thankfully my husband has a secure job but I know only too well that those who are self-employed or have been laid off due to the virus will be suffering, along with those people who are elderly and isolated. Perhaps I can do some videoing in the bug room and set up my mini scenes with the bugs to cheer things up just a little.


I have written and uploaded a new blog entry for my website today (for those who are interested :)

  • Deaths-head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) Pupa (chrysalis) x 2

Common Name: Deaths-head Hawkmoth
Scientific Name: Acherontia atropos

Size: Pupa (chrysalis) x 2
Status: Captive Bred

Food: Privet leaves

One of my favourite moths of all time, beautiful and easy to keep. They are huge, furry and squeak loudly when disturbed. The larvae too are amazing, very pretty, with the classic 'hawkmoth tail', they grow to a large size and feed well on Privet. The larvae have more than one colour form, they may change colour as they grow, you could be lucky!

The pupae are now being kept cool in a shed over Winter to hatch in the late Spring but you could warm them slowly if required to hatch sooner .

If I am posting the pupae with other creatures I will need to use a heat pack, which may triggers early hatching. If you do not want them to hatch early I would suggest ordering them alone.

A great display/handling animal!




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Deaths-head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) Pupa (chrysalis) x 2

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  • £12.00


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