Leaf insect: A practical care guide

Phyllium philippinicum, also called the ‘leaf insect’, is one of many walking leaf insects in the order of phasmids. This species particularly is famous for its camouflage of a leaf and is one of the most popular and most commonly phasmid kept as pets. Leaf insects are beautiful to see and quite easy to keep…

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Pharnacia ponderosa: A practical care guide

This impressive species is a very large and sturdy stick insect. Pharnacia ponderosa does not have an official English name, but is often called as ‘giant walking stick’ or ‘heavy stick insect’. And large they are, especially the females who can get up to 21cm of body length. Unfortunately, this species native to the Philipines…

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Giant prickly stick insect: A practical care guide

The giant prickly stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) is one of the most popular stick insect kept as pets. This stick insect is pretty large and has beautiful camouflage which is typical for phasmids. In this practical care guide, we will discuss how you take good care for your giant prickly stick insect. We will discuss…

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