Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 261 Canachus alligator

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Bramble, Eucalyptus, Hawthorn, Raspberry, Evergreen oak, Oak and Ivy
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 24 cm tall
  • Room temperature
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
Ova Success Rate Few eggs laid
Months to Maturity
Notes Culture started by Joachim Bresseel. Easy to rear but lay few eggs. Eggs are very large for size of the species.
Difficulty Rating* Quite easy
Any Warnings*

* 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.