Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 265 Abrosoma johorensis

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Willow herb, Fuchsia, Evening primrose
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 14 cm tall
  • Room temperature
Misting Spray cage lightly every 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 12 weeks
Ova Success Rate low mortality
Months to Maturity
Notes Collected by Ian Bushell in February 2005 from Bukit Pelindung, Kuantan, close to the shore of Campedak beach, feeding on what appeared to be Tradescanthea spp. Males winged. Thrive well when misted daily.
Difficulty Rating* Very 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.