Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 269 Pseudophasma castaneum

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Privet, Hebe
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 17 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
Months to Maturity
Notes Feeds on privet, and the adults at least will also eat hebe. Egg laying seems to be quite slow. Some cultures have been distributed with the name Pseudophasma psthisicum (Linnaeus, 1758) on them. Cultures from Peru are P. castaneum. A culture of P. psthisicum from Guiana may still exist in France, but does not seem to have become well enough established to be distributed elsewhere.
Difficulty Rating*
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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