Thursday, 24 March 2011

Our new visitors


Well littleun wanted a pet and has a huge interest in the unusual so instead of going for a dog or cat he wanted Stick Insects. We have 4 at the moment but having had these as a child I am well aware how quickly this type, Indian Stick Insect - Carausius morosus, can breed. They seem to like the ivy but apparently will eat bramble too, which is just as well as that stuff is going mad on my allotment!

3 comments:

Lilac SilverFox said...

That is too cool!! I've never seen stick insects being marketed. Very interesting!!

Jenandollie said...

Ah these came care of littleuns school! Though you can get a whole range of different ones in the local reptile centre, they have my favorite prickly types (proper name unknown!) which look like a bramble leaf.

Midwinterain said...

Aww, I remember keeping a stick insect when I was at primary school. One of my classmates convinced me to release it, though. I have fond memories of dear Sticky...

I normally hate most insects, but stick insects are just too cute! :3