how to raise muskmare walking sticks
Location: clearwater florida
December 6, 2011 4:47 pm
hi bug experts, i and my twin brother are avid entomologists. wondering how to raise muskmare walking sticks? We have searched the internet but to no avail. we have eggs and pregnant females. would like to know how to raise. please advise asap thank you very much.
Signature: anxiously waiting
Dear anxiously waiting,
We have no personal experience raising Walkingsticks, but there is much information available online, including the Stick Insect Care page of the Bugs in Cyberspace website and the Care of Stick Insects on EarthLife. We would caution you to exercise care in the handling of Muskmares as they are capable of spraying a noxious substance that may cause damage to the eye. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to supply you with more specific information once your posting is live.
Update from Bruno Kneubuehler
on our site about stick insects (order Phasmatodea) I have written a detailed care sheet for Anisomorpha buprestoides. This should help you in getting started to breed such phasmids:
Normally their spray is not really harmful and causes some temporary irritation if it hits the eyes. But of course there might be persons which have a stronger reaction (like it is the case with bee stings)