Such a cool bug

Anastasia

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OK, went to repto/spido show
end up wit few more members to my family
allow me introduce you "Clamps"
hehe, sheza (Eurycantha calcarata) giant walkin stick
I'd say shiza friggin walkin tree, lol, mini bulldozer {D
dem things are not to pretty, but so cool!!!
At a show I jes culdnt pass em wit out stop and look and touch, then hold
and a male clamp-on to me so hard noone cud take him off, :rolleyes: lol :lol:
so,........... him and two females come home wit me,
I let them loose in the house, I think they like my houseplants

cats decide to dont take no chances, and stay away is far as posible, fer ther own sake, lol


 

Zarathustra

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That is awesome!!!! How much does something like that cost? Where was this show that you got it at?
 

Vermis

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Excellent stuff. :) Since Phil2's stick insect topic I've realised I miss keeping these myself. I've been thinking of getting a couple more, and I think you just clinched it.
 

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Congrats! These are really great insects. We have a female and two males here at the insect museum at my university. Just make sure they are kept warm enough and have the right kind of food. We feed ours oak leaves (washed very meticulously, and frozen to keep over the winter) as well as some organic lettuce (check if they have pesticides!!!) and strips of carrots in water (they love it).

You'll surely have lots of fun with your new aquisitions :D
 

Anastasia

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That is awesome!!!! How much does something like that cost? Where was this show that you got it at?
40-50bux a pair, not bad, they are so interestin to watch
females right away got buzzy layin eggs

c'on lill ones {D
 

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40-50 bux a pair... thats a bit pricy.... i paid about £7 a eurycantha calcarata
 

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For some reason i see it more as some kind of mammal than i do an insect... don't know maybe its the facial features?
 

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eurycantha are very cheap in euro since everyone breeds them
you can probly get 400 to 500 eggs per female if you do it right and have a male present
i have fed them romain lettuce apple slices ficus benji and ali oak rose and i think they would take a cow lol
i only have 5 large but i got a but load of eggs and im wishin :D
had one hatch but it didnt tdo so well
where did you get that one from?
i like extatsoma tiaratum alot to they are another nice specie
if anyone here wanted the eurycantha calcarata gimmie a shount i could spare some eggs




thanx froggy
 

Anastasia

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.....i have fed them romain lettuce apple slices ficus benji and ali oak rose and i think they would take a cow lol

thanx froggy
yep mine eat all the time, lol
didnt try apple, but they eate all my ivy plants
BUUUUUURRRRPPP.............., lol
 

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haha yes they are good at eating all of certen plants
haha bad play on words




thanx froggy
 

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ummm....woooooooooooow that stick is huge! (no, i'm not quoting porn movies :D) I saw some huge mantids at the butterfly exhibit at the Natural Science museum in Houston, i think some were close to that size. Very very impressive...I'm going to guess that these puppies aren't available in the US?
 

Anastasia

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ummm....woooooooooooow that stick is huge! (no, i'm not quoting porn movies :D) I saw some huge mantids at the butterfly exhibit at the Natural Science museum in Houston, i think some were close to that size. Very very impressive...I'm going to guess that these puppies aren't available in the US?
nope, I got em here in US :D
But, I think thos are real good camouflaged cows
cuz they eat unbelivebly, lol

:D :D :D
 

Anastasia

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What can I say. Wow. Very cool. What are you keeping them in?
they wud need lots of room to clumb
so Air cage wit sum woodworks will do perfectly :D
and 4-5" of Peat Moss on the bottom cuz fem's will lay eggs


female in front row :D

male {D
 

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ummm....woooooooooooow that stick is huge! (no, i'm not quoting porn movies :D) I saw some huge mantids at the butterfly exhibit at the Natural Science museum in Houston, i think some were close to that size. Very very impressive...I'm going to guess that these puppies aren't available in the US?
I breed and sell em' :D
 

ftorres

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Eurycantha sp

HEllo All,
Anastasia, your phasmids are really nice.
I would like to give you some advise.
E calcarata and any other Eurycantha sp come from tropical regions (Papua New Guinea) so they do better in more enclose terrariums,they like 70-80% humidity, they are more ground dwelers rather than tree dwellers.
You don't need any special lighting.
temperature 73-75 F or room temp is great.
Lettuce is not a good nutricious foodplant for any phasmid, they eat it because is there,they can eat paper if you give them the chance.

Food Plants:Bramble,Oak,Guava,Mango,Pyrocantha,Wax Myrtle,Rose.
Ivy will also be taken but the smaller nymphs won't take since it seems to be poisonous for them.

They need some substrate for egglaying,eggs can be incubated in the terrarium or take to a separate container with vermiculite or peat moss make sure is humid not too wed. They take several months to hatch so be patience.

Good luck with them.
FT
 

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they wud need lots of room to clumb
so Air cage wit sum woodworks will do perfectly :D
and 4-5" of Peat Moss on the bottom cuz fem's will lay eggs


female in front row :D

male {D
Very nice. Where in CT are you?
 

Taceas

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Very interesting bugs! But you'd be hard pressed to get me to hold it. :8o

I got bit by one of our local stick insects once. Gratifying to know it ended up in a high school bug collection project. {D
 
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