Phasmid Care Sheet

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Species

PSG 292 Anchiale stolli

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Eucalyptus, Oak, Rose, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Sweet Chestnut
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 59 cm tall
  • Should have very little ventilation, such as just a square of mesh and the rest of the cage enclosed.
  • 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 This species like to catapult or fling their ova (eggs) so you may hear some hitting the cage sides, but most will end up on the floor eventually. Its best to provide paper at the bottom of the cage to help collect the ova for removal for incubation or population control.
Ova Incubation Period 3-6 months
Ova Success Rate 80-100%
Months to Maturity 3 months
Lifespan
Notes Allow ova to remain on substrate within adult enclosure and continue with normal daily misting routine. Once a week water substrate thoroughly to the consistency of wet soil. Allow to dry out completely before repeating. here has been success with using Exo Terra Plantation soil as the enclosure substrate. Add springtails to the enclosure to manage mould growth. Due to the size of this species they are extremely susceptible to overcrowding and require a very tall enclosure with plenty of space. They are highly susceptible to draughts and chills.
Difficulty Rating* Medium
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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