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“As its name suggests, the stick insect resembles the twigs among which it lives, providing it with one of the most efficient natural camouflages on Earth. It and the equally inconspicuous leaf insect comprise the Phasmida order, of which there are approximately 3,000 species.”
Fed up of Indian Stick insects?!
With over 3000 species of stick insect in the world, the Indian Stick Insect is by far the most common in the UK. They're so common in fact, that many people assume this is what stick insects look like, and do not realize that they are just as diverse as other insects. If you are going to purchase from a pet store, 9 times out of 10 it will be the Indian Stick Insect. These are a very hardy species and will thrive in most situations; and are often used as children's pets because of this. Stick insects are mainly female as males of this species are extremely rare, if you have a male or come across a male stick insect please let me know immediately, we will reimburse you for your troubles.
Stick Insect of the month − Diapherodes Gigantea
This was one of my favourite species to keep. Once fully grown they look amazing, absolutely stunning creatures. The females have a bold bright green colour and the males come in a darker brown. Males have the capability to fly and I have seen them do this several times. I recommend breeding this species of stick insect.
|Stick Insect||Diapherodes Gigantea|
|Origin:||Caribbean ( Guadeloupe - Dominica - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Grenada - St. Lucia )|
|Family:||Phasmatidae, Cladomorphinae, Diapherodes|
|Common Names:||That Walk bean|
|Size:||Females 16cm. Males 11cm.|
|Average lifespan||12 months|
|Diet:||Eucalyptus, Bramble - Blackberry - Raspberry, Oak, Sweet bay|
|Gender Differences:||Several aesthetic differences; however the easiest way of telling is that the females are much larger. Males have wings and can fly.|
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