Where to Buy Stick Insects

Not every local pet store stocks stick insects, but if you ask then usually they can put some on order. However, if you are looking for one of the rarer species, or are seeking a high level of advice and support, then an entomological dealer could be the way to go. Entomology is the scientific [...]

Are Indian Stick Insects Good Pets?

Indian Stick Insects are certainly the most commonly kept of the thousands of stick inset species, and there are just under a hundred species available as pets. This article will discuss some of the most common. For some of the rarer species you will need to contact specialist entomological dealers, or your local insect study [...]

How to Breed Stick Insects

Breeding stick insects is made easier with a lot of species, such as the Indian Stick Insect, because they breed without the need for mating (parthenogenesis). You may end up with more insects than you bargained for even if you just purchase a lone female! With both species that require mating and those that don’t, [...]

Stick Insect Care Tips

Fundamental to stick insect care is keeping your pet’s housing clean. If you use newspaper as substrate then this is relatively easily, but if you have opted for bark, moss, or peat then it can involve a bit more work. You need to make sure that all the droppings are removed, and of course take [...]

What is the best stick insect food?

Blackberry. That’s it! In captivity most stick insects will do just fine on a diet of blackberry leaves, also known as bramble. Stick insect food in the wild is pretty varied, but as pets they do very well on a bramble diet. And the best thing is that you should be able to find bramble [...]

Stick Insect Anatomy 101

Zoologists are scientists that study the animal kingdom, and they classify stick insects within a group known as Phasmatodea. From stick insect anatomy, through to examining their living habits, zoologists cover it all. Phasma is the Latin for ghost, and the animals classified as Phasmatodea are insects with excellent camouflage skills.
Stick insects have the natural [...]

Keeping Stick Insects

The techniques to keeping stick insects will vary depending on the species selected. For example, the size of your insect will determine the size of housing required. Without sufficient space stick insects have difficulty molting. Since a successful molt requires enough space for the insect to hang upside down and shed the existing skin, the [...]

All About the Indian Stick Insect

Introduction
The Indian stick insect (Carausius morosus) is an ideal entry-point to the world of keeping invertebrates. Relatively easy to care for, and fascinating to watch they have been kept in captivity for decades and are one of the most studied insects. They are also known as the Laboratory Stick Insect amongst zoologists. The only slight [...]

What are walking sticks insects?

Introducing walking sticks insects
Ever thought about keeping a stick as a pet? Well it’s a lot more interesting than it sounds if you select a stick insect, commonly known as “walking sticks.” These camouflage experts are a wonder to watch (when you can see them that is!)
Appearance
These invertebrates are likely to be brown or green, [...]