Phasmid Care Sheet

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Species

PSG 278 Phyllium (Phyllium) philippinicum

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Bramble, Rose, Hawthorn, Guava
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 24 cm tall
  • Room temperature
Misting
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
Ova Incubation Period
Ova Success Rate
Months to Maturity
Lifespan
Notes Brought into culture by Ismael Lumawig, collected in the former U.S. Military base in Subic, Zambales, Eastern Luzon, in June 2000 and June 2001. Female nymphs were collected under tall trees, where they had fallen because of strong winds, adult males were collected by light trapping. Ismael found they readily accepted guava as food. The females are quite variable; some have an abdomen similar to P. siccifolium, others look closer to P. bilobatum.
Difficulty Rating*
Any Warnings*
Disclaimer:

* 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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