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post #1 of 16 Old 12-28-2007, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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stick insects

guys i have posted this here as i do not know where else to put it.
They are hatching. Yipppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeee
there is two at the moment,abot as long as a thumb nail.
i bought the eggs to feed to the fish,however i put them
in a damp pot and now i have two.
they are Indian stickinsects and ment to grow to about 4-6 inches.
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post #2 of 16 Old 12-28-2007, 06:05 AM
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Woo-hoo, well done you!! My mum used to keep stick instects, although I'm not sure what kind they were.

Do you have any pictures?

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post #3 of 16 Old 12-28-2007, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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hi kate
i will try and do some pics tonight. :)
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post #4 of 16 Old 12-28-2007, 09:05 PM
Those are neat. No place in my house for those though. Care seems simple enough.

http://www.petbugs.com/caresheets/C-morosus.html
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post #5 of 16 Old 01-20-2008, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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well here are some pictures,i forgot i posted in here about this
already lol sorry Kate.



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post #6 of 16 Old 01-20-2008, 07:26 AM
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Lainey.. the are so cute! I love them! How many do you have now? I remember my mum had hers for a couple of years - her dentist gave her them as he was becoming over-run. For some reason their legs started falling off though

What are you feeding with? I seem to remember my mum giving them privot.

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post #7 of 16 Old 01-20-2008, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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hay kate.
there must be around 10 at the moment,
i bought the eggs from a girl on ebay.:)
i have given them Ivy today,and there is some privot in there
too,i wrapp the stems in water soaked cotton woll.
i think i remember seeing somewhere that if you handle them
too roughly then the legs can come off. :(
in the first picture you can see the eggs on some damp
cotton wool,so there are still some more to hatch yet.
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-20-2008, 11:06 PM
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Aww, cute baby sticks. I had my share of that species. I was given two babies from a friend, and a few more eggs hidden in the dirt hatched as well. I don't know how much you looked up about them, but I can offer a little information. They reproduce without mating, so don't worry about figuring out genders. They live generally for a year if kept in good condition, lay about 100-200 eggs and then pass away soon after. Check out your local pet store, some are willing to buy the babies.

And be prepared to lose some. It's very common for young sticks to become trapped and tangled while shedding. You can't help them without considerable risk, as they are so fragile.

I hope that helps, have fun with your walking sticks. :D
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post #9 of 16 Old 01-21-2008, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Aww, cute baby sticks. I had my share of that species. I was given two babies from a friend, and a few more eggs hidden in the dirt hatched as well. I don't know how much you looked up about them, but I can offer a little information. They reproduce without mating, so don't worry about figuring out genders. They live generally for a year if kept in good condition, lay about 100-200 eggs and then pass away soon after. Check out your local pet store, some are willing to buy the babies.

And be prepared to lose some. It's very common for young sticks to become trapped and tangled while shedding. You can't help them without considerable risk, as they are so fragile.

I hope that helps, have fun with your walking sticks. :D
thanks Herefishy and Zule,the information you have given
is of great help.
:)
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-21-2008, 03:33 PM
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Good luck with the remaining eggs Lainey - I hope they hatch out for you. What size of tank do you need to keep them in?

Anyway, please keep us posted with lots of pics - they're fascinating little creatures!

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