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bugs for sale

(6 Posts)
nikkim Fri 04-Feb-05 13:36:09

I received through my door a fab catalogue filled with minibeast stuff such as wormeries, caterpillars and ladybird houses etc but have lost it.

Does anyone know of this or a similar catalogue.

One of the itmes for sale was a large net basket ( looked like a laundary bin) which came with caterpillars whoch could be released into the wild when they became butterflies. What do we think about recieving caterpilars through the post? Am I being oversentimental or is this a tad unethical? Not sure myself.

starlover Fri 04-Feb-05 13:51:36

perhaps they are in their chrysallis when sent... i am sure they would be fine!

When my Auntie was little my Grandma saved up the coupons on her jam and sent off for goldfish for her!
They came in the post and they were all fine!!!
Can you imagine anyone doing that these days!

fuzzywuzzy Fri 04-Feb-05 14:26:22

when I was at pimary school, the teacher sent off for caterpillars, they came through the post and were tiny eggs which later hatched....

nikkim Fri 04-Feb-05 17:19:52

They do come in their chyrsalis. The thing is I do get quite a lot through the post as I order a lot of books online and my dd gets presents off her dad but I tend to be out when they are to be delivered so I have to go and get them from the post office which always takes me at least a week to get round to doing usually longer and i have been known to forget. I have visions of the post office being filled with hatching caterpillars.

I am quite tempted to get some as my dd loves nature watching - not quite sure if I can keep them safe from the dog though!

Goldfish through the post!! And I thought gtting them in a tiny bag from the fair was cruel!!

Furball Fri 04-Feb-05 21:03:46

rspb site any help?

starlover Sat 05-Feb-05 10:24:27

perhaps you could ask a neighbour and see if they could be delivered next door or something?
or could a family member order them for you?

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