From Monday 12th April

As a non-essential shop I will be inviting customers along to my bug room to collect their order or choose their animals by appointment. I have added some "collection only" items to the website as an incentive!

  • Giant Prickly Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) Nymph

Common Name: Giant Prickly Stick Insect
Scientific Name: Extatosoma tiaratum

Size: Nymph
Status: Captive Bred

Food: Bramble, Oak, Eucalyptus, Rose

Female huge, with large curled abdomen and a spiky body. Males can fly short distances, both sexes have leaf like projections on their legs, brown in colour.

How I keep mine

I keep my Giant Prickly stick insects in a large Exo Terra glass terrarium, a tall tank is more important than a wide one, as they need space to moult their skins. I have a layer of peat or coir on the floor (3-4cm) to provide humidity and somewhere to lay their eggs. I feed them Bramble and other suitable food plants once or twice a week in a jar of water, with tissue around the rim to prevent downing. They are fairly easy to keep, I spray them once a day with tepid water. I have a light on the terrarium during the day but I am not sure this is strictly necessary.

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Giant Prickly Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) Nymph

  • Product Code: 1071
  • Availability: 5
  • £4.99


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