Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 22 Ramulus thaii

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Bramble, Eucalyptus, Hawthorn, Oak, Pyracantha, Rose
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 24 cm tall
  • Should have most or all sides ventilated, made from a material such as mesh.
  • Room temperature
Misting Spray cage lightly every other day with fine mist of water - just enough for the insects to have a drink and this also helps to keep the humidity up.
Reproduction In this species, both males and females exist and they reproduce sexually, by mating, where the male transfers sperm to the female, which she uses to fertilise her eggs (ova).
Ova Incubation Period 4-8 weeks
Ova Success Rate 80%
Months to Maturity
Lifespan 12-15 months
Notes Females have ear-like growths on their heads.
Difficulty Rating* Very easy
Any Warnings* None

* Please note the warnings and difficulty rating are intended as an indicator only. The warnings are not an exhaustive list and other potentially dangerous behaviour may be exhibited by phasmids that is not listed here. Phasmids are wild creatures and should be treated with respect and handled with caution. Adults should always supervise children when handling phasmids.