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Dares philippinensis [stick insect]

Dares philippinensis [stick insect]

Postby Westley Price » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:46 am

Hi Guys

Here is another species of phasmid I keep, Dares philippinensis.

They are one of the smaller, but bulkier species, with adult females reaching 50-60mm only. But they are extremely slow growing, which is weird because typically the larger ones are slow growing.

Their small size makes them ideal for a starter phasmid as you can keep them in a faunabox from being born to adult and they are actually quite bulletproof.

Here is a picture of an adult pair from Wikipedia

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And here are some of mine. Note the short, stocky appearance when compared to other phasmid species.

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Re: Dares philippinensis [stick insect]

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:09 pm

Interesting, they don't look like phasmids at all from a distance.
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