Phasmid Care Sheet

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PSG 57 Hermarchus insignis

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Foodplants This species will usually eat: Bramble
Cage Requirements
  • Cage should be at least 45 cm tall
  • Room temperature
Reproduction We believe males exist in the wild in this species and reproduction would usually be sexual but, in captivity, only females are present and captive reproduction is via parthenogenesis, a process by which the females lay viable eggs (ova) without the need for fertilisation.
Ova Incubation Period
Ova Success Rate
Months to Maturity
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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