View Full Version : Sticks free to a good home!!
03-28-2009, 03:29 PM
I haven't had any replies to my earlier thread looking to sell my Exo Terra and sticks, so currently I would just like to find a home for the sticks which are A Asperrimus and T Bruekneri, all adult and are laying eggs. See thread below for pics!
Would like to know exactly what I have now please!? - Phasmid forum :: Stick insect discussion boards
I am in N. Somerset, not too far from Bristol, Gloucester, Cardiff, Taunton area. Would anyone like my stickies?
03-29-2009, 02:16 PM
How much is postage??
03-29-2009, 06:11 PM
Gosh, I've no idea, I've never posted any - I will look into how it's done and come back to you - obviously they don't weigh much but I don't know what sort of packing etc they would need. I will ask on another thread :)
03-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Its basically some tube in a box with insulation and of course food and water
how many you got??
03-29-2009, 06:49 PM
4 adult females and 5 adult males, if you have a look at the thread below you will see exactly what they are.
Would like to know exactly what I have now please!? - Phasmid forum :: Stick insect discussion boards (http://www.insectstore.com/phasmid/showthread.php?t=1591)
03-29-2009, 07:39 PM
from the look at the size of them i think the post office might charge you about £2.70 to £3.00 to post them which i could do but its up to you
03-29-2009, 07:42 PM
Could they go in ordinary first class post then? Or would it have to be guaranteed next day delivery which I think would be a bit more £4.50ish of the top of my head?
03-29-2009, 07:52 PM
I don' really know you will have to weigh it and fing out but the heaviest box i've ever posted was 350g and that was about £3.00 1st class
03-29-2009, 07:54 PM
Yep but what I'm concerned about is the time it would take for them to reach you, is first class post, which could take a couple of days, ok? Sorry, just haven't posted anything alive before!!
03-29-2009, 07:57 PM
i have lately been posting Extatosoma Tiaratum nymphs out in first class post and they have been arriving the next day so i think first class isn't that bad
03-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Taz has just posted a full explanation for me of how to post so I feel confident with that now. If you would like them then I'm happy to post? ( Would just need a couple of days to get everything together!)
03-30-2009, 05:00 PM
How much will the postage be then??
03-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Well, I'm not going to know exactly until they are all parcelled up and weighed, but I would have thought about £5?
04-01-2009, 08:49 AM
I wouldn't mind taking the Trachy off your hands as I am down to my last laying female, she's laying about 3 a day now, and would like to try and keep my larger species going.
Yep but what I'm concerned about is the time it would take for them to reach you, is first class post
The other worry is that 1st and 2nd class post is sorted mechanically, so your sticks WILL be thrown around their sorting machines. Special Delivery in most cases is hand sorted throughout most of the process, you can also track your package should it not arrive on time. Royal Mail special Delivery is a next day before 1pm service that starts at about £5. The sticks I have sent via this method have cost around the £6 and that was for small nymphs.
Check Here For Royal Mail Pricing (http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?mediaId=22700554&catId=400026)
So looking at this pricing here I would say 1kg (all sticks and packaging) would be £6.40.
I've PM'd you with an offer for them all. (I also have a lone female Aretaon asperrimus who would like some male company)
04-14-2009, 11:21 AM
All these are now happily living out their days in a nice big Exo Terra Terrarium along with my remaining 3 EC's. Thanks for these, much appreciated.
04-14-2009, 11:44 AM
just so glad they've found such a great home with you, thanks for taking them Taz ;)
04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
I'll post up a few pics of their new home when I get home tonight.
My lone female Aretaon asperrimus has got a male following her around, not quite attached but they seem to always be close by each other.
Got the other Trachy's trained to lay in my sand pots so I have a few ova from them now.
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