Stick Bug (Phaenopharos
khaoyalensis, ???) (PSG-215)
They originate from Thailand. They have to be kept
at 20- 25°C. Ova takes 5- 6 month to hatch.
Ova is fairly hardy, so room temperature (15- 24°C),
30- 40% humidity should be fine. They are fairly
hard to handle, as they tend to walk right off your
hand. Although as nymphs, they tend to be more careful
when walking. They have a great adaptation towards
over heating. They will spit out some of the fluids
onto a surface and drink it back up, to cool them
selves internally. If this is observed, immediately
decrease the temperature as they are uncomfortable!
The ova hatch rate is very high, usually 90-95%,
thus keeping the population in control is very important
since each female will lay 300- 400 ova. Ova can
be disposed of in two ways: 1st: frozen for 48 hours
prior to throwing it out. 2nd: microwave it for
15- 25 seconds, depending on your microwave.
Females: get 14cm long. When threatened,
will open their brachypterous red wings and release
the smell which smells very similar to rotten meat.
Males: are not known in this specie.
Red/ Yellow Salmon
One week old nymph.
Subadult female, one molt away from becoming an