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Free Baby Sticks Insects

17 Feb '21

Recently-hatched baby Indian stick insects (4-6 weeks old).

Great for kids and very easy to keep! Free to a good home.

If interested, please send me a private message to arrange collection.


How do you keep Indian Stick Insects?

Housing this species is very easy, they require a simple mesh or screen cage of at least 30cm in height (to allow for successful moulting) and can be kept quite satisfactorily at a room temperature of 20-24 C (68 -75 F).

Provide a moderate level of humidity by spraying the enclosure at least twice weekly.

You will find stick insects drink moisture from the food plant leaves and benefit from the increased humidity when moulting their skin.

Substrate is not necessary for most stick insect species and can actually cause difficulties when cleaning them out and collecting eggs. It can also cause mould to form across the surface with the regular dropping of excrement. For this species, use paper towels or newspaper on the bottom of the enclosure as it’s easy to change and inexpensive.

Indian stick insects will eat a variety of different plant matter including, Privet, Ivy, Hawthorn, Bramble, Rose, Oak and Hazel.

Place your chosen food type in an empty glass jar half filled with water, this will prevent the plant matter from wilting. Change the food weekly or more frequently if required.

Grow up to 8cm and live up to 12months