US Leaf and Stick Insects

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Diapherodes gigantea
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For the chameleon keeper with larger chameleons such as Mellers and Parsons, Diapherodes gigantea is the answer. D. gigantea is a beautiful lime green stick insect from rain forests in the Caribbean Islands. They are slow moving, and not covered with spines, making them very easy to handle, and bright green elicits a strike response.

1 NYMPH for $15.00
5 NYMPHS for $60.00
Care sheet can be found at

Phyllium philippinicum Leaf Insect
The philippinicum leaf insect is one of the easiest of the leaf insects to raise. Similar to the Australian ET stick insect, it is slow moving, and easy to handle. The females grow to about 4-inches long, and are quite bulky. I feed them mostly on wild blackberry leaves.

1 NYMPH for $15.00
5 NYMPHS for $60.00
Care sheet can be found at

Extatosoma tiaratum (ET), Australian Stick Insect
ET is one of the best stick insects for children to handle because it is a slow mover. Easy to feed, blackberry and oak leaves are the best choice. The ET is one of the bulkiest stick insects around.

1 NYMPH for $15.00
5 NYMPHS for $60.00
Care sheet can be found at

Vietnamese Stick Insect (ramulus artemis)
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The Vietnamese Stick Insect has a 6” body length and up to 8” in the resting position with front legs extended. All the sticks in the USA are female and parthenogenic. They have a very high reproduction and hatch rate. They can be fed blackberry, oak, rose, raspberry, hazel, and ivy leaves.

50 NYMPHS for $20.00
Care sheet can be found at

Sipyloidea sipylus, Madagascan Pink Wing Stick Insect
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The Pink Wing stick insect is similar to the Indian stick insect in size and color. The differences are that the Pink Wing can fly as an adult, the nymphs are bright green, and are quicker moving. They feed on blackberry leaves and can be housed with Indian stick insects.

50 NYMPHS for $20.00
Care sheet can be found at

Indian Stick Insects
The Indian Stick Insect is the most common stick insect raised for study in universities, classrooms, and as a feeder. Adults reach 5 inches, and the Indian is very soft, so chameleon’s can take a bigger Indian Stick easily. Nymphs and adults can be housed together; they eat Ivy, blackberry, and romaine.

50 Nymphs for $20.00
Care sheet can be found at


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3. If we are out of stock on an item, we will email you for a replacement item.
4. USPS Priority mail is the shipping carrier we use, email notification for tracking will come from USPS.
5. Live Arrival Guarantee (LAG) is provided only when you request USPS Express 2-day Mail. By requesting LAG, your order will automatically receive a $49.00 Express Mail charge instead of the Priority Mail charge. If your Express Mail charge is greater than $49.00, we will invoice you for the amount above $49.00 to be paid before we ship your order. If your order takes 2 boxes, we will invoice you for the additional $49.00 to be paid before we ship your order.

LAG does not apply if the temperatures at your address are below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees. LAG does not apply to delays in shipping due to weather or factors that the shipper cannot control.

LAG applies to the cost of the insects, not the shipping costs.

6. Once we receive your order request, we will send your shipping costs. Our shipping costs will include whatever is needed for the temperatures; heat packs, cold packs, insulated boxes, and the USPS shipping costs. If the order fits in a 12x12x12 box, shipping rarely exceeds $25.


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