Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 395 Nuichua rabaeyae

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Hypericum, Ivy, Bramble
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 18 cm tall
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 drop their ova (eggs) on the floor, so 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 2-4 months
Ova Success Rate
Months to Maturity
Notes Males mature 4-6 weeks earlier, attach themselves to females,[even subadults] and remain with them for the rest of their life. Belgian Journal of Entomology 70: 1-29 (2018)
Difficulty Rating* 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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