Babies v. Stick Insects

Discussion in 'General Photography' started by jpowell86, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Chameleon Enthusiast

  2. nightanole

    nightanole Avid Member

    Im amazed they know where to aim, its not like there is much difference between head/tail/leg.
     
  3. jpowell86

    jpowell86 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Me too!!!!!
     
  4. jpowell86

    jpowell86 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Good point!!
     
  5. djdanny402

    djdanny402 Member

    Great shots!
     
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  6. Nursemaia

    Nursemaia Chameleon Enthusiast

    Omg Joel the video contest is over
     
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  7. Misha

    Misha Member

    This is great!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. leedragon

    leedragon Avid Member

    gaaahhh I need to have a cristatus D:
     
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  9. poison

    poison Established Member

    Hi, I have some questions if you don't mind. Stick insects seem like a very interesting source of food and cool at the same time. Do you breed them what does it take to do so? Do they reproduce fast? Ty.
     
  10. opheliaeatsbugs

    opheliaeatsbugs Avid Member

    I was thinking the same thing! Ugh! haha :) love them - they are adorable. And the chams aren't so bad either :p
     
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  11. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Super cute babies Joel, love their stripes throats and the dorsal crests already.
    Cristatus love! :love:
     
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  12. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    Depends on the species you have as far as what it takes to breed them etc... I breed vietnamese stick insects and they are one of the easiest I have dealt with by far. But I have done some of the giant species as well and also done leaf insects. Phasmids are easy when you get a system down, but they are still one of the higher maintenance feeders compared to roaches and such.

    Edit: Even if I couldn't feed them off, I would raise phasmids, they are amazing creatures and I love them.
     
  13. poison

    poison Established Member

    Leaf bugs are definitely something I've been wanting to get into. I found a place last week online but forgot the site. Know of anywhere I can get them?
     
  14. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    I know fullthrottlefeeders.com often has them and if it's your first time raising sticks or leafs of any sort, I would get them as nymphs from him because honestly when they are hatched from the ova you are asking for trouble as a new keeper. Leafs are far more complicated than sticks of any variety I have ever raised.
     
  15. poison

    poison Established Member

    Ty very much. I'm going to check them out. What is the general life span on stick or leaf bugs?
     
  16. tenchijin

    tenchijin Member

    Those are hilarious! Serious suggestion though, the video would be 10x more enjoyable to watch if you held the phone sideways in landscape mode. We'd see the whole screen that way. Love to see more, those guys are great!
     
  17. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    Once stick and leaf insects hit adulthood it's usually only around 6 months to a year on average for species. Though some live much longer, as for ages of nymphs to adult they can live anywhere from 2 years + if you are lucky and don't have a bad run. You have to have a good set up for leaf insects to thrive. I lost my entire first batch and it's just because they got to cold and then we got a heat wave and the temps fluctuated to much without me realizing it and they desperately needed mistings every day and fresh plants every other day.
     
  18. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    Btw, @jpowell86 if you haven't checked your messages yet I have sent you some. ^^
     

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