Phasmid Care Sheet

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Species

PSG 225 Clonaria conformans

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Bramble, Hawthorn, Rose
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 27 cm tall
  • Should be partially enclosed, such as one full side of mesh and the rest non-perforated plastic or glass.
  • Room temperature
Misting Spray cage once a week with a fine mist of water to allow the insects to drink the water droplets that will form from the spray.
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 This species will glue its ova (eggs) around the cage and onto leaves, so be extra careful when you clean the cage to check all the old foodplant for any ova stuck to it! You will also want to regularly check the cage (especially any corners or crev
Ova Incubation Period as little as 3 - 4 weeks
Ova Success Rate very high
Months to Maturity 2
Lifespan
Notes When disturbed, adults display "quaking" behaviour whilst otherwise remaining still. Ova are glued to food plant, to cage, to other insects. VERY high hatch rate, population can explode quickly so regularly remove all foliage and clean cage. Do not discard old foodplant; freeze or burn to avoid escapes into wild.
Difficulty Rating* Very easy
Any Warnings*
Disclaimer:

* 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.

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