Stick Bug (Monandroptera acanthomera)
(PSG-Not Yet Listed?)
Ova take 5- 6 months to hatch. It is very important
to keep this specie in well ventilated cage, but
misting them twice a day. At day, they should be
kept at 25-26°C. At night, it can go as low
as 15-18°C. In nature, adults will go to the
very top of the tree for extra ventilation! For
the nymphs, at least couple of kinds of food should
be offered to as some are known not to accept Ficus.
Expect to loose lots of nymphs at L1 if not fed
on a wide variety of food. This is a similar species
to Rhaphiderus spiniger.
Females: get 13- 14 cm long. Adults usually lay
3-6 ova per day, but are known to lay as many as
10 ova per day.
Males: get 13 cm long.
Diet: Ficus mauritiana and other Ficus trees, Guava,
Eucalyptus, Gaultheria (they seem to really like
it), Millepertuis, Wild Rose (they seem to really
like it), Oak, Bramble?.