Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 267 Asceles sp.

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Hypericum, Rhododendron
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 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
Ova Success Rate
Months to Maturity
Notes Collected by Christophe Bauduin. The nymphs are brown or greenish-brown; adults are very colourful with green legs, brown and green bodies, anal region of the hind wing is black, the costal region is brown with a yellow stripe, the fore wing is brown yellow and orange. As with other species of Asceles, the eggs are pinned to leaves. Eggs hatch quite quickly.
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.

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