Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 263 Bacteria yersiniana

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Privet, Hebe
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 26 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 High hatch rate but poor survival in 2st and 2nd instars
Months to Maturity
Notes Collected by Tony James. Bragg (2006) notes high hatch rate but poor survival in the 1st and 2ndinstars, after that there were no problem.
Difficulty Rating* Medium
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.

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